M.A. Online

Secondary Education

Ball State University

18 months
656 USD/credit 13120 USD/year
656 USD/credit 13120 USD/year
438 USD/credit 8760 USD/year
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Whether you’re working as a middle or high school teacher or a future middle or high school teacher pursuing this Secondary Education program from Ball State University, you have much to gain from a university that's consistently highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report in best online graduate education programs.


This master’s helps you develop skills in pedagogy, curriculum, foundations of education, educational technology, multicultural education, and educational research on your way to becoming a lifetime learner.


Ball State University's fully online master's in Secondary Education provides you with with four concentrations in which to pursue intensive professional preparation. The four concentration areas help you focus on your professional goals:
  • Education Core
  • Secondary Teaching License (Grades 6-12)
  • Teaching of a Content or Special Area (for already licensed teachers)
  • Dual Credit Teaching Credential (for limited content areas)
Our online masters also provides maximum flexibility:
  • You can complete the degree in as few as four or five semesters (18 to 21 months).
  • Because the GRE is not required, you can apply sooner and begin learning.
  • If you don’t have a teaching license and want to teach junior high or high school, you’ll want to choose the secondary teaching license concentration.
  • You can begin with the Transition to Teaching for Secondary Education and take four additional courses to also earn the Master’s in Secondary Education. (Half of our students follow this plan.)
  • Add additional credentials to your résumé by earning graduate certificates in diversity, curriculum, middle level education, and educational technology – with no additional courses.
  • Our Program is Nationally Ranked

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Secondary School Curriculum
  • The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum
  • The Alternative School Curriculum
  • Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the content area you will be licensed to teach or a passing score for at least one of the content assessments required by the Indiana Department of Education for licensure. 
  • GRE is not required.
  • If you do not meet the admission requirements, you may be considered for admission under probationary status. Information about probationary admission can be found in the Graduate School catalog.
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript from your highest degree earned.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    13120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    8760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 438 USD per credit during 18 months.


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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