Department ofEducation

Master of Arts in Education - Secondary

The MAE-Cert in Secondary Education is designed for individuals who want to teach in Middle Level (4-9) or secondary (5-12) classrooms.  Course work leads to a Master of Arts in Education and recommendation for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s).  The program has been designed for qualified candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and seek a career of service as teachers.

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School of Education & Kinesiology

educ@plu.edu

Phone:(253) 535-7272

Candidates follow one of two tracks in this degree program.  In the first, a one-year full-time track, candidates begin their studies in June and typically finish all program requirements, including a year-long internship, the following June.  In this track, candidates can hold part-time employment as long as it doesn't conflict with their internship.  The second track is a two-year part-time program with courses offered evenings and weekends.  The second track allows for candidates to hold a full-time job except for during the field experiences.

We accept applications through April 1. Click here for more information on how to apply.

Endorsements
Each endorsement requires a minimum of 20 semester hours across the state standards. Click here for a list of endorsements within the MAE program.

Secondary Education Curriculum (Track 1):  

Summer Session:
EDUC 544 Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
EDUC 510
Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EPSY 583 Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)
EPSY 566 Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning (2)
EDUC 520 Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
EDUC 556 Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching (2)

Fall Semester:
EDUC 562 Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EDUC 561 Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

January Term:
EDUC 529 Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)
SPED 577 The Inclusive Classroom (2)

Spring Semester:
EDUC 568 Internship in Teaching (6)
EDUC 563B Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

Summer Session:
EDUC 590 Culminating Seminar (4)

Optional-Summer:
EDUC 599 Thesis (4)

Total credits-36 or 40 with thesis option

Typical Schedule

Summer

Attend classes at PLU on Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, plus practicum

Fall

Intern in the school 4 mornings a week and one full day and attend PLU classes in the afternoons from 2-6:30pm

January Term

Take on more responsibility in the school 4 mornings a week and one full day in the school and attend PLU classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays

Spring

Student teach in the school 5 days a week for the entire school day and attend a student teaching seminar at PLU on Tuesday evenings

Summer

Attend a culminating seminar Tuesday-Friday at PLU for the first two weeks of June (note: for candidates pursuing the thesis option should expect to continue working through the summer)

Secondary Education Curriculum (Track 2):

Summer Session 1
EDUC 544 Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
EDUC 556 Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching (2)

Fall Session 1
EDUC 562 Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)

Spring Session 1
EPSY 583 Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)
EDUC 529 Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

Summer Session 2
EPSY 566 Advanced Cognition, Development and Learning (2)
EDUC 510 Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EDUC 520 Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)

Fall Session 2
EDUC 561 Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

J-term Session
SPED 577 The Inclusive Classroom (2)

Spring Session 2
EDUC 568 Internship in Teaching (6)
EDUC 563B Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

Summer Session 3
EDUC 590 Culminating Seminar (4)