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MEd Secondary Education

The Secondary Education degree offered by the University of Arizona offers two pathways that prepare individuals to obtain Arizona certification to teach in grades six through twelve.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: May, August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States; Southern Arizona – Pima Community College East

The pathways are:

  • Alternative Path – a two-year pathway that includes teaching full-time as a Teacher of Record on an Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate while taking classes both online and face-to-face and participating in interactive teacher education seminars (TES) Throughout the program, teaching interns receive support and guidance from assigned UA South coaches and mentors in addition to having a site-based mentor in the district and school in which they teach.
  • Fast Track – a traditional, twelve-month pathway that includes taking classes online, participating in face-to-face seminars, and being placed in a classroom with a qualified classroom mentor teacher for two semesters, culminating in a twelve-week student teaching internship during the final semester of the program.


The Secondary Education degree offered by the University of Arizona extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs.

UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties.

Courses include:

  • Equity Literacy
  • Methods of Teaching ELL Students (meets state SEI requirements)
  • Secondary School Internship
  • Classroom Management for the Practicing Teacher
  • Methods and Models of Instruction for Practicing Teachers
  • Computer Applications in the Classroom
  • Teaching the Exceptional Child
  • Adolescent Development
  • Participant Research Methodologies for the Practicing Teacher
  • Research in Teaching and Schooling

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