Secondary Education

University of Nevada, Reno

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MEd in Secondary Education at University of Nevada, Renooffers teacher candidates an opportunity to complete a course of study in secondary school (middle/high school) programs to become highly qualified in their licensure area.


The M.Ed. program from University of Nevada, Reno  is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution and who want to combine teacher licensure at the 7-12 level with a Masters in Education.

The M.Ed. program is divided into two parts:

  • Required course work that leads to a secondary teaching license in Nevada, and
  • Additional coursework beyond licensure to complete the requirements for a master's degree. Student need to have earned degrees in field representing teaching majors that include: art, biology, career and technical education, chemistry, earth science, English, foreign languages, general science, health, history, journalism, mathematic, music, physical education, physical science, physics, political science, social studies, speech, theater.

Graduates with MEd in Secondary Education from University of Nevada, Reno will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education and their relevance to current educational policy and practice.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theories that explain how students of diverse backgrounds develop and learn.
  • be able to integrate knowledge of learning and curriculum theory with knowledge of instruction.
  • use knowledge of methods of research and assessment to examine his/her professional practice in order to improve decisions and actions that impact students and their learning.
  • demonstrate growth as a professional educator by engaging in thoughtful analysis, active inquiry, informed decision making, and goal setting for personal learning and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Secondary Education 
  • General Secondary Teaching Methods 
  • Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom 
  • Education for a Changing World 
  • Parent Involvement and Family Engagement 
  • Supervised Internship 
  • Teaching Secondary Social Studies
  • Second Language Instruction in the Secondary School
  • Teaching Secondary School Science
  • Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • Methods course for Career and Technical Education
  • Teaching Secondary English and
  • Teaching Writing in the Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the program application
  • Completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test or other basic competency exam at the level established by the Nevada Department of Education
  • Prerequisite coursework
  • A reflective essay, three to five pages in length, which discusses the candidate's understanding of the purpose of public education and how the complex issues facing secondary educators are going to affect the candidate as a teacher
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21006 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5352 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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