M.A. Online Blended

Secondary Education

DePaul University

24 months
668 USD/credit 18704 USD/year
668 USD/credit 18704 USD/year
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Apply your passion for teaching and become an advocate for young people with a Secondary Education from DePaul University. High school teachers are not only subject matter experts, but they also offer much more as teacher-leaders who transform student lives. In this program you’ll use your expertise to present engaging and interactive methods to motivate students and ignite their desire to learn.


You have the option to pursue an initial Illinois Teaching License (PEL) with a Secondary Education (grades 9-12) endorsement, or if you are already a licensed teacher, you can add a Secondary Education (grades 9-12) endorsement to your PEL. 

Choose from one of the following content areas:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • English 
  • Environmental Science 
  • History 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Visual Arts

Courses are held weekday evenings at DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus, online, or as a hybrid of both. Field experience and student teaching requirements are fulfilled during weekdays. The Secondary Education program from DePaul University can be completed in two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching And Learning Secondary School Mathematics
  • Teaching, History, And Social Sciences In Secondary Schools
  • The Nature Of English
  • The Nature Of History And The Social Sciences
  • The Nature Of Mathematics
  • The Nature Of Science
  • Inquiry & Application In Developing Secondary English Pedagogy
  • Literacy In The Content Areas
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisors or academic references)
  • Personal statement that briefly states your reasons for wanting to enter the Secondary Education program at DePaul University and speaks to your potential for becoming a teacher (minimum 750 words)
  • $40 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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