Departments within the Bagwell College of Education offer graduate courses in assessment to give school and teacher leaders additional training to meet learning and accountability needs. Courses which apply to the assessment certificate focus on effective classroom assessment for learning, effective use of school data for school improvement, and the concepts and principles underlying large-scale educational testing.
Applicants who wish to take graduate courses but do not want to pursue a degree program may be admitted to non-degree graduate study.
Students admitted to non-degree programs in education must consult with the Office of Graduate study in Education to plan their programs. Kennesaw State University does not guarantee the transferability of these courses to other colleges or programs of study.
Classification as a non-degree student cannot be used to:
- Earn initial teacher certification. (Note that a recommendation for initial Georgia teacher certification from Kennesaw State University requires the completion of a teacher preparation program at the undergraduate level. Students interested in obtaining initial Georgia teaching certification should contact the Teacher Education Advisement Center for program information at (770) 423-6105;
- Satisfy more than 9 semester hours of credit toward meeting the requirements of a master’s degree in the Bagwell College of Education.
- Baccalaureate degree from an acceptably recognized accredited college or university;
- A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale);
- A clear and renewable Teaching Certification.
Non-degree to Degree Status
A student who wishes to change from non-degree to degree status must follow all the procedures and meet all the requirements specified for the degree program. A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit with grades of “B” or higher earned as a non-degree student may be applied toward the requirements of M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees and up to 15 semester hours for the Ed.D. degree.