Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Secondary Level Education

Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or

This program is designed for teachers who wish to develop their skills and competencies in teaching secondary school students.  Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.


Program Requirements Back to top

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):

  • EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
  • EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Core Courses (9 credits):

  • EDI 639 Curriculum Development
  • EDI 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
  • EDI 638 Facilitating School Environments

Emphasis Area Courses (9 credits):

  • EDI 635 Development and Needs of Adolescents
  • EDI 636 Instruction in Middle and High School
  • Select One Course:
    • EDR 623 Developmental Literacy for Adolescents
    • EDR 625 Literature for Adolescents

One elective (3 credits)

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):

  • EDF 660 Education Inquiry and Evaluation

Practicum (Application form required. Apply in advanced. Advisor approval required.) (3 credits):

  • EDI 685 B Secondary Education

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):

  • ED 693 Master's Project
  • ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.

Secondary Endorsement Only

Students already certified and seeking an additional Secondary Level Endorsement must have Michigan elementary certification; have or complete a secondary teachable major or minor, complete:

EDI 635
EDI 636
EDI 639
EDT 618 or 619
EDI 637 or EDS 625
EDR 623
EDI 685 B

Obtain positive recommendations; maintain a 3.0 GPA; and pass appropriate Michigan Subject Area Tests if adding new subject areas.

Courses Back to top