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Master's in Secondary Teaching

If you want the advanced knowledge, instructional skills, and qualifications to teach at secondary education, discover the M.S. in Secondary Teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University. Once completed, this masters in secondary education can help you make a greater impact in all types of secondary education settings, with diverse audiences of learners. If you want to become a secondary school teacher, discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My MS in Secondary Teaching at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your education online. This accredited degree program is taught by experienced secondary-level educators. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you become a secondary school teacher after completing this master’s program. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition as soon as you start the program, which eliminates the stress of cost increases after you begin classes.

What Will I Learn in This Online Master’s in Secondary Teaching Program?

This master’s in secondary education program is designed to provide an advanced degree in secondary teaching to teachers who were awarded a graduate-level Transition-to-Teaching (TTT) Secondary Certificate (or a similar graduate initial secondary licensure program) within the last ten years and became practicing classroom teachers.  Course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Course topics cover foundations in special education, the craft of teaching, action research tools, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

18 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This MS in Secondary Teaching Program

The curriculum for this master’s in secondary education covers how to:

  • Apply self-reflection and data analysis to improve your own teaching
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in collaboration activities with others, such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents
  • Integrate global philosophies into your own educational practices

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adjunct Community College Professor in Education
  • Educational Service Agency Specialist
  • Secondary School Teacher (or certificate/rank advancement with a master’s degree)

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Successful awarding of a TTT Secondary Certificate within the last ten years.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) teacher’s license or (state, national, or international) equivalent.
    • At least one year of secondary or P-12 teaching experience as teacher of record with supporting documentation from a school administrator.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a secondary or P-12 classroom.
  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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