18 months
9984 USD/year
9984 USD/year
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This Secondary Education flexible online master's program from Northern Kentucky University prepares you to teach grades 8-12—whether your background is outside of the field of education, or you are an educator seeking Rank II Certification in Kentucky.


Develop your classroom teaching skills while elevating your leadership abilities by earning your Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education online from Northern Kentucky University. This 100% online program is designed for both in-service teachers and students who have bachelor's degrees in non-education fields pursuing the professional development needed to teach an academic content area at the secondary level.Graduate ready to teach science, math, social studies, or English in grades 8-12 by building on your foundation of practical, hands-on teaching skills. Core coursework surveys contemporary educational theory, behavior management, curriculum design and assessment, current trends in education, as well as the role cultural identity plays in today's schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this online Teaching Master’s program, you will:
  • Examine the profession of teaching and schooling as it currently functions in the U.S.
  • Explore how to use technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Learn about critical assessment tools that enable schools to measure student learning and make improvements
  • Study theories, methods, techniques, and technologies in designing, delivering, and evaluating instruction in middle school and high school core subjects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classroom Management
  • Students with Exceptionalities in Middle/Secondary Classrooms
  • Cultural Identity in Schooling
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Technology in Middle/Secondary Classrooms

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
  • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from an accredited institutions
  • Submit official notification of appropriate Praxis 2 content exam(s) in the area in which you are seeking certification with the minimum score required by the state of Kentucky
  • Current resume that includes work experience and prior education; include experience working with children outside of a family setting, whether through work or volunteerism, if applicable
  • A Statement of Professional Purpose which states your reasons for pursuing teacher certification 
  • Submit a criminal and federal background check
  • Successfully complete an interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    9984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14976 USD for the full programme during 18 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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