Advance Your Career With a Graduate Degree From Webster

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High school is different than every other school experience for both teachers and their students. With our Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, you’ll gain a strong foundation in adolescent development, classroom best practices and engaging technology.

Accredited by NCATE and DESE, Webster University’s Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Secondary School Education is an in-depth study of your chosen discipline. You’ll create curriculum and assessments based on the best educational theories and practices, motivate students using the latest social and technological tools, collaborate with parents and peers to support student learning and be able to appreciate and respond to the diverse needs of students at different developmental stages.

High school is an unforgettable time. With a master’s degree from Webster, you’ll become a confident and compassionate teacher, and you’ll make a lasting impact on teens’ lives.

Content Areas

This MAT program prepares graduate students for certification in secondary school education in their chosen discipline:

  • Art (K-12)
  • German (K-12)
  • Biology (9-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • Social Science (9-12)
  • English (9-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)
  • French (K-12) 
Providing Excellence in Teacher Preparation

CAEP-Accredited Program

Webster University's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP Accredited Provider: Excellence in Educator Preparation Accreditation

Advance Your Career with a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Emphasis in Secondary School Education

Adding a Webster’s Secondary School Education master’s to your existing experience can help you advance your career. You’ll gain expertise in curriculum, advocacy and collaboration that will equip you for a leadership role within your current school or district, or allow you to explore new educational opportunities.

Career Outlook for Secondary School Education Teachers

According to The Missouri Economic Research and Education Center, Missouri jobs in secondary school education are expected to grow by 5%-6% over the next decade. Additionally, there is a considerable shortage of teachers in the secondary school education field, according to the American Association for Employment in Education 2020-2021 Supply and Demand Report. You can feel confident knowing that earning your graduate degree will be a worthwhile investment.

Salaries for Master’s in Secondary School Education Graduates

Secondary school education teachers can typically expect a salary boost after they earn a master’s degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates secondary school education teachers earn a median salary of over $60,000 a year. Salaries vary depending on your location and specific experience, but earning your master’s will help strengthen your skills as an educator and help you stand out in the job market.

Get Started on Teaching, Secondary School Education Emphasis Graduate Degree

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