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Northwest Missouri State University

Secondary Teaching Major

Secondary Teaching
A Master of Science in Education Program

Why earn a Master of Science Education in Secondary Teaching at Northwest?

A master’s degree in teaching secondary education at Northwest prepares students for roles as master professionals who effectively mediate knowledge, perfect their skills as coordinators of learning, and model professional dispositions as they promote dignity, responsibility and self-worth.

At Northwest, faculty focus on the interpretation and application of research to specific school programs and direct field experiences to improve qualifications and capabilities of secondary education.


The courses are delivered through a blended combination of face-to-face and online settings.

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Program requirements and pre-requisites

  • Compliance with eligibility requirements of the Graduate School
  • Acceptance to graduate study by the dean of the Graduate School
  • Undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 3.0.  See individual programs for specific requirements
  • GRE requirements. See individual programs for specific requirements
  • During the first semester, students must complete a writing assessment administered by the department

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.