This program will help you develop the ability to think and teach critically and creatively. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of how to apply your content knowledge through extensive hands-on teaching opportunities, supplemented by guidance from a teacher-mentor. You’ll learn how to differentiate instruction, facilitate student responsibility for behavior and classroom environment, encourage student-led inquiry, use assessment data to redesign teaching and learning opportunities, use research-based classroom strategies and more.
“The accelerated Secondary School Teaching program uses a residency model that puts students in classrooms for a full year—and in just 14 months they can earn a certification and a master's degree, ready to enter the classroom.”
—Max Engel, PhD | Assistant Professor and Program Director, College of Arts and Sciences
Creighton’s secondary school teaching master’s goes far beyond the administrative aspects of teaching. You’ll learn to model Jesuit values such as the importance of compassion, relationship-building, reflection and humility in your work. Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, you’ll also gain experience that will prepare you for a successful career in education.
A degree in secondary education that moves at the speed of your life
You have the desire to make an impact on student’s lives—and with a growing need for skilled teachers, that’s a calling that can’t wait. Creighton’s master’s in secondary education can be completed at an accelerated pace so that you can start making a difference as soon as possible.
This accelerated hybrid program can be completed in 14 months and results in a master’s degree as well as your teaching certificate. The program utilizes a teacher residency model that blends online coursework with real-world experience. Students start with a six-week course on campus the summer before the residency portion begins. From there, they continue courses online while also partaking in a full-year immersive teaching experience in a secondary school.