M.Ed. in Secondary Education Program

Contact Information

Program Coordinator

Dr. Denise Ousley-Exum

Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education
Watson College of Education
University of North Carolina
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5980



Welcome to the M.Ed. in Secondary Education Program

The Master of Education with a specialization in secondary education at UNCW  is designed to enhance the pedagogical skills and content knowledge of licensed secondary educators. Students who complete the program will be expected to be 21st Century school leaders and thoughtful decision makers  who possess a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions involved in teaching at the secondary level.

Students will gain significant experience in using action research to better understand and adjust classroom instruction. In addition required core coursework, students in this 33-hour program may choose to focus on one of the following strands: Academic Content, Curriculum & Instruction, Technology in Teaching & Learning, and Diverse Learners. Students will also complete a capstone course that focuses on action research and defend  a program portfolio.

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