Secondary Education, MS

College of Education and Human Development

Secondary masters and teaching certification student

Secondary Education, MS (36 hours)

The Master's and Certification (MAC) Program allows you to work toward two goals simultaneously: educator certification and a master's degree in Secondary Education. Courses are offered either at night, online, or both, making it possible to fit in courses even if you work full time.

Get started: Steps to certification

Domestic Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
August 19 January 13 May 25 June 29

International Students:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
July 26 December 20 May 1 June 6

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.


Application requirements specific to this program :

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Students seeking the Master of Science in Secondary Education and EC-12 or 7-12 Certification must complete all requirements for both prior to certification and/or graduation.  Students must complete two semesters of Internship or one semester of Clinical Teaching, along with the required courses, in order to graduate.

1. Instructional Methodology (15 semester hours)

  • EDCI 5340 - Instructional Techniques for Effective Teaching 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDUC 5351 - Foundations of Education in America* 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDUC 5352 - Planning, Teaching, Learning Processes* 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDUC 5353 - Classroom Management and the Student* 3 sem. hrs.
  • EDUC 5357 - Strategies for Teaching in the Secondary School 3 sem. hrs.
  • *EDUC 5351, 5352, and 5353 must be completed with a grade of “B” or better and each course contains 10 field observation hours.


2. Specialization Area - Combination of Subjects (12 semester hours)

  • ERST 5302 - Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities 3 sem. hrs.
  • IDET 5360 - Design Strategies for Online Instruction and Learning Management Systems 3 sem. hrs.
  • IDET 5365 - Instructional Materials Development for Learning Management Systems 3 sem. hrs.
  • READ 5323 - Fundamentals of Secondary Reading instruction 3 sem. hrs.


3. Clinical Teaching or Internship

Students must complete two semesters of Internship or one semester of clinical teaching with required electives. If you choose the clinical teaching path, you will register for 6 hours of clinical teaching; these hours are not accepted for graduate credit, therefore you will be required to take two additional graduate level courses within the teacher preparation coursework.

Clinical teaching:

  • 6 hours of clinical teaching
  • BIEM 5346 or BIEM 5347 
  • SPED 5315

If you choose the intern teacher path, you will register for EDUC5393 & EDUC 5394 – Internship, which will total 6 sem. hrs. These courses have a required seminar component and clinical supervision by a university field supervisor.

Internship (if eligible):

  • EDUC 5393 Internship I and Seminar 
  • EDUC 5394 Internship II and Seminar 


4. Capstone Requirements (3 semester hours)

  • EDUC 5358 - Applied Research and Professional Writing, 3 sem. hrs.
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's in Secondary Education National Standards Matrices (docx)

Additional Information

The Master's in Secondary Education prepares graduates to become certified educators and to:

  • Design instruction and assessment to promote student learning
  • Provide examples of a positive classroom climate
  • Determine effective, responsive instruction and assessment as teachers
  • Articulate and fulfill professional roles and responsibilities as teachers
  • Design and implement an action research project that utilizes knowledge of the content and pedagogy acquired in the program to inform their teaching

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Dr. Kimberly Reinhardt

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-2674