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

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1 year to 18 months
Credit Hours: 30-36 (Traditional or Option 6)
Cost Per Credit: $319
Accreditation: CAEP

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 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 five tracks to help focus your degree:

  • English
  • Biology
  • 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. In addition, students, including those taking the Option 6 route, who are not currently teachers must complete 16 weeks of student teaching in a middle 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). Campbellsville’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification.

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 Traditional or Option 6 program. Sixteen weeks of student teaching are required for traditional students and option 6 students who are not currently teaching. There are also five tracks to choose from: English, biology, 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 Transcript Request Form (via Adobe Sign). In most cases, this will allow us to request your transcripts on your behalf.
  3. All official college transcripts from each college or university previously attended and currently attended
  4. 2.75 overall GPA from their undergraduate studies or a 3.0 in their last 30 hours
  5. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in the field in which the applicant wishes to teach

*Some additional requirements will be requested upon acceptance into the program.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online master’s in teaching grades 8-12 degree costs $319 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, master's 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.

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