The M.A. program in Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Education with Grades 9-12 Licensure in Psychology or Sociology introduces students who completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education to the fundamentals of teaching in the secondary school. Students receive instruction in lesson preparation and presentation, classroom management, integration of a biblical worldview and application of biblical knowledge to the teaching profession, the development and implementation of curriculum, and current trends in education. They apply these skills during a term-long student teaching experience under the mentorship of expert teachers. Successful completion of the program leads to licensure from the Tennessee State Board of Education; certification by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI); and a Master of Arts degree from Johnson University.

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in their chosen field (Psychology or Sociology) in order to receive licensure in that field.

Dr. Nikki Votaw
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This degree does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Diversity & Special Education
  • Introduction to Secondary Education
  • Teaching Psychology

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this degree teach psychology or sociology at the high school level.