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Graduate Program Secondary Education with STEM Education (MEd)

Teach for Impact with Your MEd in Secondary Education with STEM Education

Make an impact on the lives of middle and high school students through content knowledge you love while learning essential transdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the Master of Education in Secondary Education with STEM Education program.

This full-time, New Hampshire based MEd program was designed to prepare you to become a secondary school classroom teacher while instilling a transdisciplinary mindset. At the end of this program, you’ll have earned a teaching certification specializing you in 1 of 5 content areas:

  • English language arts for grades 5-12
  • Mathematics teaching – middle level
  • Mathematics teaching – upper level
  • Science for grades 5-8
  • Social studies for grades 5-12

As project-based learning has become more and more prevalent in secondary education, so has the need for high quality educators with an appreciation for collaboration. If you’re passionate about cross-subject, competency-driven learning and authentic assessments for middle and high school level students, this program will help you become a valuable asset as a teacher in a secondary school setting.

See Yourself Succeed in Secondary Education with STEM Education

In the MEd in Secondary Education with STEM Education program, you’ll gain teaching skills and knowledge useful in teaching middle and high school students with a transdisciplinary mindset.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in secondary education with STEM education at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of fewer than 3,000 students, with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree on campus and in the field in as few as 16 months.
  • Minimal requirements. No GRE or GMAT required for admission.
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine. Graduate student activity fees may apply.

Admission Requirements

SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admission requirements.

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.

Licensure Information

The secondary certification programs listed below are fully approved by the New Hampshire State Board of Education. The secondary certification programs offered at the undergraduate level are currently accepting applications through summer 2021. Admission to the undergraduate programs will be closed beginning with the 2021-20 academic year.

  • English language arts for grades 5-12
  • Mathematics teaching – middle level
  • Mathematics teaching – upper level
  • Science for grades 5-8
  • Social studies for grades 5-12

Note that students will not be recommended for certification until they have met all testing requirements as required by the New Hampshire Department of Education which includes a passing score on the Praxis CORE (or its equivalent) and the relevant Praxis II Content Exam (or its equivalent).

Careers & Outcomes

The MEd in Secondary Education with STEM Education program is competency-driven, ensuring graduates of this program are prepared to teach in the growing number of New Hampshire schools that have adopted a competency-based approach to teaching and learning. This program is a great option if you are seeking teacher certification in a middle or high school.


The MEd in Secondary Education with STEM Education is a 36-credit, 16-month clinical master’s in education program. You’ll engage with grade 5-12 students from the start of the program, spending a full school year working alongside practicing educators in local schools.

During the summer, you will develop project-based learning activities, and then work with middle and high school students during a summer learning program sponsored by SNHU. By the end of the program, you will have earned a Graduate Certificate in Trans-Disciplinary Competencies along with STEM education badges as part of your clinical coursework.

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

Graduate Tuition

Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.