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Master’s in Secondary Education, MA

Teach High School in Illinois

With a master’s in secondary education, you can address the learning and socio-emotional needs of adolescents in grades 9 through 12. 

This intensive, field-based program prepares you to work democratically with diverse children and families in biology, business, chemistry, English, history and math. The degree leads to a combination of Illinois teaching credentials.


Why Roosevelt for Your Master’s

Thorough Teacher Preparation

Teaching is a rewarding profession, but requires a lot of commitment and preparation. You can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging discussion, small group projects, and field experiences in diverse high schools.

Concentrations include:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Math

Social Justice Focus

At Roosevelt, you’ll build inclusive, engaging relationships with faculty, school practitioners and learners. Immerse yourself in diverse school and community cultures. 

The secondary education degree is ideal for students who don’t have undergraduate degrees in education and aspire to transform classrooms. The program nurtures social justice leadership and coaches candidates toward career success.

100% Pass Rate

The program has a 100% pass rate on the edTPA, the capstone assessment for an Illinois teaching license. All content areas that have professional associations are nationally recognized.


“As a woman who identifies and adores my African American roots, Roosevelt was the choice for me. I became astutely aware of who I wanted to be, not only as a teacher but as a person. I learned my why.”

Kinasha Brown, MA ’07
Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Diversity at Tucson Unified School District