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Secondary Education - Humanities

24 months
580 USD/credit 11890 USD/year
580 USD/credit 11890 USD/year
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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Secondary Education - Humanities ITL degree program prepares students to become a licensed junior high or high school teacher (grades 6–12) who has a specialty in humanities education.


The study of humanities and social sciences varies widely in scope and may include the areas of history, geography, civics, fine and performing arts, cultural and sociological influences, languages and English literature.

Humanities educators help students:

  • Ask questions about the world
  • Analyze human behavior
  • Understand diversity and the human experience
  • Contemplate contemporary society
  • Cultivate writing and reading skills
  • Learn to think creatively
  • Become informed and critical citizens 
This regionally accredited and Arizona State Board of Education approved program is designed specifically for adult learners and builds on their knowledge to deepen understanding in education. Experts in their respective fields lead courses and develop humanities teachers by sharing their knowledge and experiences in secondary education, humanities and educational psychology.In this Secondary Education - Humanities program from Grand Canyon University, candidates who seek the non-licensure (NITL) do not have to complete the 15-week student teaching component. Therefore, this program may better apply to those who cannot complete this requirement. In addition, program completion will be a semester shorter because this pathway has 33 total credits, as opposed to 41 credits with the licensure pathway.


Graduates may pursue teaching in one or more subjects, such as language arts or social studies, in public or private schools. Teachers may be designated to a certain area based on their subject matter specialty. Potential career opportunities include a language arts teacher, social studies teacher, art teacher, music teacher and secondary teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • U.S. and Arizona Constitutions for Teacher Candidates
  •  Early Adolescent and Adolescent Psychology
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Creating and Managing Engaging Learning Environments
  • Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction for Humanities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


41 SCH



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

    11890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11890 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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