Master of Education in the Field of Secondary Education

The master of education (MEd) in the field of secondary education degree program is designed for those individuals with an undergraduate degree in the arts and sciences, or equivalent. Degree candidates may specialize in English, English as a second language, foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish), mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, general science, and physics), or social studies. Required program course work includes credits leading to eligibility for teacher licensure/certification; specific course work in the subject area to be taught may be needed to meet jurisdictional requirements for licensure/certification. 

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits (36 credits for the ESL concentration), all required core courses, and all courses and elective credits indicated in one of the concentrations.

In addition, all students are required to complete a comprehensive examination and the relevant teacher licensure assessments, the latter of which are required by the District of Columbia Educator Licensure Services Office.

Required core
CPED 6340Teacher Leadership in Education
CPED 6507Instructional Models and Classroom Management
CPED 6532Professional Internship in Middle School Education (taken twice)
Or
CPED 6534Professional Internship in Secondary Education (taken twice)
Or
CPED 6532
CPED 6534
Professional Internship in Middle School Education
and Professional Internship in Secondary Education
CPED 6606Theories of Learning and Development
CPED 6608Development and Diversity
EDUC 6112Foundations of Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education
English concentration
CPED 6546Teaching English in Secondary Schools
CPED 6691Interdisciplinary Adolescent Literacies
Electives
3 credits of electives selected in consultation with program advisor
General science concentration
Required
CPED 6547Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
CPED 6691Interdisciplinary Adolescent Literacies
Elective
3 credits in electives courses selected in consultation with program advisor
Social studies concentration
Required
CPED 6548Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools
CPED 6691Interdisciplinary Adolescent Literacies
Electives
3 credits of elective courses selected in consultation with program advisor
Mathematics concentration
Required
CPED 6550Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools
CPED 6691Interdisciplinary Adolescent Literacies
Electives
3 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with program advisor
Foreign language concentration
Required
CPED 6551Second Language Instructional Methods
CPED 6557Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
ESL concentration
Required
CPED 6176Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student
CPED 6551Second Language Instructional Methods
CPED 6556Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language
CPED 6557Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing