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Secondary Education, M.S.

McDaniel’s Master’s in Secondary Education is a program for certified teachers who want to add to their professional toolkit and earn a master’s degree from one of the best colleges in Maryland.

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About the Program

Tailored To Your Goals, Your Life

The 36-credit program offers the opportunity to work one-on-one with the program coordinator to self-design an academic plan that meets your individual professional needs. You’ll be encouraged to select an academic focus from a variety of McDaniel certificate programs and will have the ability to combine them to create a unique plan of study. You will also have the option to add endorsements to your teaching certificate, including:

  • Administrator I Certification
  • Gifted and Talented Education Specialist (GATES)
  • STEM Instructional Leadership

"McDaniel's program not only taught me how to be an effective educator but also developed my personal strengths in order to teach students in the most effective manner. The program's professors and mentor teachers are world-class, as they dedicate their time and efforts to bettering your education. I currently teach at an IB/MYP (International Baccalaureate/Middle Years Programme) school where there is a stringent focus on curriculum, instructional methods, and assessment. McDaniel's Education Department pushed me to be ready for such a challenge and I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for McDaniel. I'm honored to call myself an alumnus."

—Jay Eaton '12

Upcoming Online Information Sessions

Jun 15

Online Information Session

10:00 am & 4:00 pm

Join Program Coordinator Daria Buese  to learn more about the program. Register here. 

Aug 3

Online Information Session

10:00 am & 4:00 pm

Join Program Coordinator Daria Buese  to learn more about the program. Register here. ​​​​​​​

Why McDaniel Secondary Education

We’ve designed our program to make sure it meets the needs of today’s educators.

  • Reputation. McDaniel’s programs in education are respected across Maryland and the region.
  • Convenience. Courses are offered at times convenient for working adults, both in-person and online.
  • Flexibility. The self-designed course of study means you’ll get personalized guidance to build a program that meets your unique professional goals.

Requirements for an M.S. Secondary Education Degree

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must submit:

  • Completed application for graduate study
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75
  • Two official letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

  • Successful completion of 36 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Successful completion of an individually developed project or thesis

Advancing Your Career

The Secondary Education Program prepares certified teachers to:

  • Expand your teaching repertoire and content knowledge
  • Add endorsements to your existing teaching certificate
  • Increase opportunities within your school district