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Kennesaw State University    
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English Education B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
Leading to Certification for Grades 6-12
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English
(470) 578-6297

This single field program is designed to prepare English teachers of adolescents, largely at the secondary school level (grades 6 through 12). It leads to 6-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of English/Language Arts in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in English/Language Arts and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching English/Language Arts.

The English Education program aims to prepare teachers who have a broad, rich knowledge of the discipline of English (including courses in British, American, and world literature, language theory, and writing) and who enact an integrated, reflective, and theoretically informed pedagogy for English/Language Arts.

This program is fully accredited by CAEP (the Council for the Accreditation of  Educator Preparation), is nationally recognized by NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), and is fully approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification. 

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

Register for an account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission ( as soon as possible. Apply for Teacher Education Program (TEP) through Owl Express while taking EDUC 2110 (with teacher recommendation), passing or exempting GACE Program Admission (, acquiring a 2.75 GPA, and earning at least 45 hours of accredited college coursework.

Other Teaching Field Requirements

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements.  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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