Best secondary education programs in Washington

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 Washington | #16 in Secondary education nationally

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

Economic score: 0.41

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $66,654

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,131

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $32,016

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

Debt to earnings: 0.48

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Washington | #25 in Secondary education nationally

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

Economic score: 0.47

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $55,537

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,771

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,868

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

Debt to earnings: 0.43

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Washington | #39 in Secondary education nationally

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Economic score: 0.49

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $63,103

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,394

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $32,654

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

Debt to earnings: 0.52

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Washington | #93 in Secondary education nationally

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington

Economic score: 0.70

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $58,401

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $166

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.70

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

How long does it take to pay down debt in secondary education in Washington?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in secondary education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in secondary education earn in Washington?

Salary

$62,162

The median master's degree in secondary education graduate earns $62,162 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in secondary education cost in Washington?

Net cost

$19,136

The average annual cost of a master's degree in secondary education is $19,136. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.