Pursue your high school teaching career in your desired subject area with our online master’s of teaching in high school education.

50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities
Ranked 4th Most Affordable Among Christian Colleges in U.S.

Program Details

Next Start Date: October 14th
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1 year to 18 months
Credit Hours: 30-36
Cost Per Credit: $299
Accreditation: NCATE

M.A. Teaching (8-12) Overview

Campbellsville University’s online master’s of teaching in high school education is ideal for those who wish to enter a teaching career and already have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. With a curriculum that is rooted in Christian values, the program gives you the skills needed to apply effective teaching methods with students and help them prepare for college and the workforce. You’ll earn the required certification to teach your desired subject area while learning the fundamentals of teaching high school students and the current trends that are changing education.

Earning the high school education degree online gives you the opportunity to learn about the physical, cognitive and social-emotional development of children and adolescents, as well as a variety of instructional approaches, comprehensive curriculum tools and materials that help support student reading and writing. The program additionally explores the practical skills in student evaluation that are required for curriculum planning within the classroom and how to utilize those assessments.

You will also learn effective management skills, the research methods and procedures related to education and the usage of instructional technology as a hands-on aid for teaching and learning.

Choose from one of four tracks to help focus your degree:

  • English
  • Biology or Chemistry
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics

A graduate practicum/seminar is required for the degree. The course gives you an opportunity to apply your best instructional practice in a field-based setting with cognitive coaching from colleagues. Students who are not currently working as teachers, including those taking the Option 6 route, must complete 16 weeks of student teaching in a high school classroom.

The program’s faculty incorporate their real-world experiences in the curriculum. Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). NCATE, the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education, has also accredited our online master’s of teaching in high school education.

Course Map

The online master’s of teaching in high school education is made up of 30 to 36 credit hours, depending on if you are completing the Option 6 program. Sixteen weeks of student teaching are required for traditional students. There are also four tracks to choose from: English, biology or chemistry, mathematics and social studies.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online master’s of teaching in high school education, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official college transcripts with a complete record of all courses attempted from each college or university attended
  3. Valid teaching certificate
  4. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in the field for which they wish to teach
  5. Passing scores on Subject Area Praxis and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE)–(Reading 156 – Writing 162 – Math 150)

Costs & Financial Aid

The online master’s in teaching grades 8-12 degree costs $299 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Teaching

As a graduate of Campbellsville’s high school education degree online, you can pursue a career as a high school teacher. The median salary for high school teachers as of May 2017 was $59,170, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment for the field is expected to grow 8 percent through 2026.

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

Test Drive an Online Course

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

View All FAQs.