M.Ed. Online

Secondary Education - Humanities

24 months
580 USD/credit 9570 USD/year
580 USD/credit 9570 USD/year
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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Secondary Education - Humanities Non-Initial Teaching Licensure (NITL) degree program prepares candidates to teach humanities education in grades 6–12 classrooms. This program is geared toward students who aspire to be a secondary teacher with an interest in the study of humanities and social sciences.


This regionally accredited program is developed to maximize learning for the adult learner and expand on previously gained content knowledge. Courses are taught by faculty members who have expertise, knowledge and experience in their respective fields, including secondary education, humanities and educational psychology.

All courses are designed to align with standards set by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE). Students have opportunities to apply research, concepts and theories. Secondary educational field experiences build upon students’ learning and provide guidance on 100 hours of observational and practice-based experiences. This program does not lead to licensure.

Students will also develop and understanding of and competencies in:

  • Philosophical, historical and sociological influences that construct secondary educational theories and practices.
  • Adolescent growth, learning patterns and developmental variations.
  • Educational needs of students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Techniques for classroom engagement, management and discipline.
  • Curriculum development and student assessment specific to the humanities classroom.
  • Application of teaching and learning methodologies and instructional strategies to develop a deeper understanding of humanities concepts.
  • Evaluating and promoting effective pedagogy in adolescent literacy.


This online master’s in Secondary Education - Humanities Non-Initial Teaching Licensure program from Grand Canyon University prepares students for a career in education teaching one or more subjects, such as language arts or social studies, at the secondary level in public or private schools (where alternative certification is accepted*). Teacher may be assigned according to subject matter specialty. Potential positions include language arts teacher, social studies teacher, art teacher, art teacher and secondary teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History
  • Social Sciences
  • English/Language Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Business Education
  • Communications
  • Languages
  • Fine Arts

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
  • All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 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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