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Secondary Education (Licensure Program), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #200 (QS) , TN,
In this program, you will engage in rich coursework focused on critical perspectives and goals connected to the use of education for the creation of a more equitable society. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on current research and gain invaluable experience teaching at the middle and high school levels.


The master’s degree in Secondary Education will prepare you to teach in grades 6–12 across all curriculum areas.

You will deepen your understanding of subject matter for teaching through this program, focusing on eliciting students’ ideas about subject matter and connecting students’ ideas to that subject matter, all while partnering with schools as a member of a teaching team.

Our Secondary Education program attracts students who want to take on the challenges and rewards of teaching diverse, historically marginalized learners, however, you will be prepared to work in any school and with any student population.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools
  • Advanced Teaching in Schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Transcript(s) from prior undergraduate and graduate work. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, three preferred for our master's programs. Three letters of recommendation are required for our Ed.D. programs.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the following M.Ed. programs only.
  • Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the M.E.d. in Leadership and Organizational Performance. 
  • International applicants must submit all of the above, plus the following:
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition per credit hour.

Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Every on-campus professional student applicant is considered for merit aid (information is listed below). There is no separate application to complete and students will be notified in their admissions letter if they have been awarded merit aid.

Peabody College also provides awards from the Dean’s Endowed and Special Award Funds. These funds are awarded based on demonstrated eligibility and may require a separate application. 

In addition, there are a variety of awards and assistantships available to Peabody students. A full description of these can be found via the links on the left-hand side of this page. Please note that none of our professional programs guarantee an assistantship, but many Peabody students secure positions across Peabody and Vanderbilt University.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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