Secondary Education

Xavier University

12 months
570 USD/credit
570 USD/credit
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The Master of Education degree in Secondary Education at Xavier University is based on a foundation of liberal arts education that enhances the knowledge base for currently licensed teachers and other education stakeholders. The degree can also be completed in conjunction with an initial teacher licensure program.


The Secondary Education Program offers degree programs approved by the Ohio Department of High Education and licensure programs at Xavier University approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

All programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

At the undergraduate level, Secondary Education Programs offer a professional education minor that leads to a teaching license. Students also complete a licensure content area major and are awarded either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduate students can apply for the X-ALT program which leads to initial licensure for career changing professionals.


The Department of Secondary Education and Special Education is the most popular of Xavier's education programs, but with about 700 students overall, it's still small enough to guarantee personal attention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of American Education
  • Organization of Education Systems in the U.S.
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Research Paper

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online graduate application
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • OR
  • Electronic transcripts to
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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