M.Ed. in Secondary Education

  • College

    College of Education

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta and Online


Enrich your classroom by furthering your knowledge

Mercer University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education in designed to expand professional knowledge and of current grades 6-12 educators. Earning an M.Ed. from Mercer allows current educators to sharpen their skills in key performance areas and strengthen their understanding of students, thus enhancing the classroom experience. Individuals will select a content area of focus from language arts, mathematics, science, or social science. Upon program completion, educators with a Level 4 certification in Secondary Grades Education will be eligible to upgrade their teaching certificate to a master’s level (Level 5) upon program completion. Individuals may also pursue up to two endorsements as part of the program in the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Coaching
  • Computer Science
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted
  • Mathematics (K-5)
  • Online Teaching
  • Reading
  • Science (K-5)
  • STEM

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s M.Ed. in Secondary Education may be completed fully online or in a blended combination of online and in-person classes on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. Opportunities to make personal connections with faculty and classmates are offered across all formats, including the online option. Classes meet in eight-week and 16-week terms, and students may complete the program in 16 months.

Expand your knowledge

Through program curriculum, students will gain knowledge in:

  • Understanding key concepts and organization of secondary level education
  • Understanding how culture, students’ approaches to learning, and exceptionalities impact students
  • Creating learning experiences that make content meaningful for students in grades 6-12
  • Understanding, designing, and implementing appropriate formal and informal assessment tools

Learn more about our M.Ed. in Secondary Education

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

Earning my M.Ed. at Mercer allowed me to grow as an educator because I was able to focus on specific pedagogical skills and apply them in the classroom. My professors expanded my horizons and helped me gain so much confidence that I truly feel was a watershed moment in my teaching career.

Katie Barber Hammond
B.A. in History with Secondary Education Certification, '09 | M.Ed. Secondary Education - History, '13

Meet Our Faculty

Mercer’s Tift College of Education is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing students to become transforming educators within their communities and throughout the world.