Secondary Education Specialization

George Fox University

Specialization courses are a blend of face-to-face classroom meetings, online classes, and face-to-face/online hybrid classes. Summer classes meet at our Newberg campus (affordable housing is available for long distance students); spring and fall classes are taught online with a few evening/weekend classes.

MEd with Secondary Education Specialization Requirements

Foundations Core (7 hours - these courses must be taken at George Fox)

The foundations courses in the Master of Education program at George Fox University provide both breadth and depth of critical thinking skills, leading to transformation of a candidate’s professional practice. These courses are uniquely designed to build upon the School of Education conceptual framework: think critically, transform practice, and promote justice.

Research Core (8 hours - these courses must be taken at George Fox)

The research courses in the Master of Education program at George Fox University provide each candidate with the knowledge and skills to effectively use educational research and data leading to improvement in their practice. For the final capstone of the research courses, each candidate designs a research project unique to their own professional situation, examining a specific educational problem or issue in either their classroom or school.

Secondary Education Specialization (18 hours)

Complete 10 semester hours of content area courses:
This specialization is designed for the high school or middle school teacher desiring to take graduate courses in their individual teaching content area and to apply for a continuing Oregon teaching license. It requires a minimum of 10 semester hours of content area courses in the area of the inital teaching license. These courses would typically be taken as independent studies with a George Fox faculty member or transferred from another graduate institution.

Select 8 semester hours from the following restricted electives that support the secondary education specialization:
EDFL 500 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (3 hrs)
EDFL 501 Curriculum Development (2 hrs)
EDFL 502 Classroom Management (3 hrs)
EDFL 503 Classroom Assessment (3 hrs)
EDFL 505 Trends and Issues in Education (3 hrs)
EDFL 506 Research in Effective Teaching (3 hrs)
EDFL 536 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (2 hrs)
EDFL 567 Library Media Practicum I: Early Childhood/Elementary (2 hrs)
EDFL 569 Library Media Practicum II: Middle School/High School Level (2 hrs)
EDFL 620 Technology in the Classroom I (2 hrs)
EDFL 625 Technology in the Classroom II (1 hr)

Electives (3 hours)

For complete course listings and information, please see the GFU Graduate Catalog.

Marc Shelton Program Contact:
Marc Shelton, EdD
Professor, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Phone: 503-554-2869

Kipp Wilfong Admission Contact:
Kipp Wilfong
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6027