Best secondary education programs in Tennessee

Middle and high school teachers specialize in a single subject and teach students between 6th to 12th grade. A graduate degree in secondary education will enhance your teaching ability and prepare you for a career in education. Here are the best secondary education programs.

Our master’s in secondary education rankings cover 190 of the 241 universities available, accounting for 92% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Tennessee | #58 in Secondary education nationally

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,623

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,992

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $25,269

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.54

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Tennessee | #97 in Secondary education nationally

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.50

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,386

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,755

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $27,594

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Tennessee | #111 in Secondary education nationally

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.55

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,843

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,212

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,269

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Tennessee | #113 in Secondary education nationally

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.56

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $43,068

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,437

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $29,051

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.67

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Tennessee | #139 in Secondary education nationally

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.64

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,148

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,517

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,122

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Tennessee | #169 in Secondary education nationally

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.75

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,085

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,454

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,756

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.92

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Tennessee | #176 in Secondary education nationally

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.82

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $39,535

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,904

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.91

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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