M.A. On Campus

Secondary Education

Fairfield University

24 months
835 USD/credit 18787 USD/year
835 USD/credit 18787 USD/year
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The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) from Fairfield University offers nationally accredited graduate programs in Secondary Education for aspiring middle and high school teachers that are organized around the ideals of reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices. 


The Master of Arts in Secondary Education prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed for initial teaching licensure in one of five secondary subject areas: English, math, science (biology, chemistry, physics or general science), social studies/history and world languages (French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish).

For each program, you'll learn within an inclusive environment of faculty, community members and leaders, and experienced, aspiring classroom teachers - providing you a strong foundation on which to help adolescents reach their full potential.


Students who complete their certification satisfactorily have excellent prospects of beginning positions in teaching. They are helped by Fairfield University’s reputation for teacher preparation, broad faculty contacts within the profession, and a large number of alumni who are established in school systems throughout Connecticut and nearby states. Connecticut certification planned program coursework is accepted, through the NASDTEC Contract, in other states and the District for certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education
  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
  • Contemporary Schooling in Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the MA in Secondary Education must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and give promise of meeting the standards set by the School.
  • You should be prepared to answer a series of questions pertaining to your biographical information, program of interest, and educational/ work background. Additionally, you will be required to enter the names and contact information for two references. 
  • As part of the application process, you will be required to submit all official college transcripts (sent directly from your institutions), two recommendations (submitted directly from your references who will receive a unique email link), a personal statement, resume, and test scores (required for programs leading to state certification). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18787 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 835 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18787 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 835 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 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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