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Master's in Secondary Education Career Outlook

Employability is one of the first concerns when considering career advancement. Research has shown teachers with Master’s degrees have been found to be more effective and their students more successful than those with just a Bachelor’s degree.* The job market for teachers in America’s middle and high schools is set to reward those who seek higher education and certifications specific to this critically important segment of the educational spectrum. Competition for jobs at this level of education is currently fierce, making a secondary education certification essential for ongoing career stability or the pursuit of new teaching opportunities. At the same time, government officials predict robust job growth in the education community. Those who hold advanced credentials will be ready to take advantage of the bustling job market and quickly build the educational career of their dreams in any of the following areas:

  • Middle School Education
  • High School Education
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Gifted Resource Education
  • Math and Science Education
  • Humanities Education
  • Professional and Trade Schools
  • Alternative Education
  • Education Administration

The online Master of Science in Secondary Education from Saint Joseph’s University can make this all possible with its combination of an advanced, researched-based master’s degree and a career-building Online Accelerated Teaching Certification – both specific to young adult education for grades 7-12.

Discover the value of your degree and take your career to new, rewarding heights.

Strong Job Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment among America’s middle school teachers to grow by 12% by 2022**. That’s faster job growth than the government predicts for most other employment categories. Together, middle schools and high schools will add nearly 150,000 new teaching jobs in the next several years, all in an industry known for its security, benefits and intangible rewards.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals with master’s degrees enjoy a higher average salary and lower unemployment rate than their counterparts with only bachelor’s degrees. Teachers who earn a graduate education degree put themselves on track to enter into higher paying leadership positions and jobs in education administration.

Secondary Education facts

To learn more about the online Master of Science in Secondary Education and Accelerated Teaching Certification program from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.

** Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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