Education - Secondary School Teaching (Master of Education)

Program Availability

If you’re a college graduate who wants to have an impact on the lives of adolescents, you can earn your Nebraska teaching certificate and the Secondary School Teaching Master’s Degree (MEd) in Creighton’s accelerated 36-credit graduate program.

You’ll gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience by practicing teaching in secondary school settings (grades 7-12). Other benefits include:

  • Half-cost tuition scholarships available
  • A fully accredited degree granted by the Education Department at Creighton University. Creighton is accredited by state, regional and national accrediting agencies, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs (CAEP)
  • Preparation focused on the Jesuit values of cura personalis and the academic rigor of the Jesuit tradition
  • A degree earned from Creighton University, consistently a top-ranked university by U.S. News & World Report
  • An accelerated format, with degree completion possible in 12 months


Graduates of this program are able to advance their careers and take on new professional roles.

Earning your master’s degree at Creighton offers you research opportunities paired with classroom teaching. You’ll learn how to better motivate students and teach children from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, you’ll be equipped to make the learning experience enjoyable and engaging for students.

What You'll Learn

  • Childhood development and learning patterns
  • Classroom management
  • Different methods of instruction
  • Individually targeted research
  • Practical teaching experience
  • Educational issues


Student Organizations

  • Graduate Student Government

    The Graduate Student Government (GSG) considers concerns and interests of graduate students and makes recommendations to the Graduate School administration and the University.

    The GSG also provides a fair and functional rebate system that allocates student rebates to graduate students. Funds may be used for GSG-sponsored events that enhance the graduate school community, or may be dispersed to students to pursue academic endeavors.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include coursework in one of these endorsement areas: Art, English, French, history, language arts, mathematics, religious education, social sciences, or Spanish
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Praxis Core Test scores
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Notarized felony convictions and mental capacity statements. See application for documents


A personal interview or standardized test score may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.


International applicants


Tuition & Scholarships

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