M.Ed. in Secondary Education: Overview

graduatesThe Master of Education in Secondary Education (M.Ed.) develops professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and school renewal. The program is based on a  standards-driven, field-based, and inquiry-oriented curriculum that employs cutting-edge educational technology to integrate content and pedagogy. Employing an electronic portfolio-based assessment system, university faculty and mentor teachers guide the candidate's progress in achieving professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. 

Hawai‘i Pacific University's M.Ed. Program in Secondary Education prepares candidates to become competent, caring, and professional educators through classroom discussions and field experiences. Teacher candidates learn in small classes and enjoy individual attention by university faculty and mentor teachers.

 The program prepares individuals for licensure in Hawai'i in grades 6 - 12 in five content areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages

Teacher candidates first complete seven seminar courses in secondary education, three field experience courses in secondary education, one content area concentration course in curriculum and instruction, and the capstone teaching internship and teaching internship seminar courses, for a total of 45 credit hours.

 The M.Ed. in Secondary Education features:

  • Convenient evening course offerings
  • Small class size
  • Field experiences courses
  • Web-based courses and electronic portfolios
  • Mentorship by content area teachers in private and public school settings