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 :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Complete the Code of Ethics Education Form
  • Complete the Pre-Admission Content test and submit passing scores to

*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-6 or 4-8 Certification must complete all requirements for both prior to graduation. Students must complete two semesters of Internship or one semester of Student Teaching, along with the required electives, in order to graduate.

Printable degree plan

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Instructional Methodology (21 semester hours)

EDCI 5340 - Instructional Techniques for Effective Teaching 3 credits
EDUC 5351 - Foundations of Education in America 3 credits
EDUC 5352 - Planning, Teaching, Learning Processes 3 credits
EDUC 5353 - Classroom Management and the Student 3 credits
EDUC 5357 - Strategies for Teaching in the Secondary School 3 credits
Internship (if eligible) or BIEM 5346 3 credits
Internship (if eligible) or SPED 5315 3 credits

Specialization Area-Combination of Subjects (12 semester hours)

ERST 5302 - Studies in Equality of Educational Opportunities 3 credits
READ 5323 - Fundamentals of Secondary Reading instruction 3 credits
IDET 5360 - Design Strategies for Online Instruction & Learning Management Systems  3 credits
IDET 5390 - Professional Seminar 3 credits

Institutional Requirements and Electives (3 semester hours)

EDUC 5358 - Applied Research and Professional Writing 3 credits
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. Kathleen Lynch-Davis

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5818
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5818
Office : 361-825-2446