Secondary Education Master’s Degree
If you are looking to teach students grades 7-12, we encourage you to explore our initial teacher certification program for secondary education. You can complete the MS in Secondary Education degree program as either an intern or a traditional student, whichever works best with your busy lifestyle.
University of Bridgeport offers a variety of Secondary Education masters degree program options to pursue:
- History and Social Studies
- Music (PK-12)
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science and Physics)
- Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1-12
Each will prepare students who have a strong content knowledge in these areas for successful teaching careers.
As a Secondary Education MS degree program candidate, you may take coursework at any of our two locations, Bridgeport or Waterbury; however, a few courses may only be offered in Bridgeport.
*If you already have a master’s degree, you can complete the program at a Sixth Year Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) level. This program is offered at our main Bridgeport campus, as well as the Waterbury Center location.
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NEW! Computer Science Cross-Endorsement Program
University of Bridgeport’s School of Education is excited to launch a new Computer Science cross-endorsement program!
UB will be one of the first schools in Connecticut to offer this teaching certification. Once you are enrolled in a master’s teaching certification program, the Computer Science cross-endorsement can be achieved in one of two ways:
- Take and pass the Praxis II Computer Science exam (5651)
- Take 4 courses (12 credits) in Computer Science content.
The cross-endorsement certificate will match your initial licensure area of either grades K-6 or 7-12. The 12 credit program can be completed in as little as 3 semesters in person or online. The first two courses, CPSC 101 & CPEG 472, will be offered this summer term and these courses may be taken together.