Bachelor of Science Degree
Leading to Certification for Grades 6-12
College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
This single field program is designed to prepare mathematics 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 mathematics in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in mathematics and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching mathematics.
The B.S. in Mathematics Education is fully accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is fully approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission for 6-12 teacher certification, and is nationally recognized by NCTM, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
A degree is granted by Kennesaw State University upon completion of all university and program requirements while meeting minimum requirements. Individuals
completing a program in education that prepares teachers at the baccalaureate level, and petitioning KSU for a degree, are expected to have met the following
- Grades of 'C' or better in all Lower-Division Major Requirements (Area F), Teaching Field, and Professional Education course work.
- A 2.75 adjusted GPA in all course work at Kennesaw State University.
- Responsible professional behavior in all classes, field experiences, and interactions with peers, staff, and faculty.
- The candidate should complete the Dispositions self-evaluation instrument on Chalk and Wire at the beginning of MATH 3295, end of MATH 3495 and MAED 4416.
- Attempted the Georgia PSC Ethics Exit Exam #360.
- Attempted the GACE Mathematics Content Assessments #022-023.
- Attempted the edTPA.
- Successful completion of Student Teaching or Yearlong Clinical Experience while demonstrating the achievement of program and unit outcomes and proficiencies through the following:
- (a) The entire Yearlong Clinical Experience or one entire semester of Student Teaching that includes including eight to ten continuous weeks of full-time teaching (during one semester), unless otherwise stated by the program area.
- (b) Intern Keys - the evaluation instrument used for field experiences (c) End-of-semester YCE/Student Teaching surveys from school-based personnel. Also note that posting of the degree is required for processing of state teacher certification paperwork.