May 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, Ed.S.

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Contact Information

Phone: (770) 423-6043

Program Description

The Ed.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs. Successful graduates of the Ed.S. at Kennesaw State University may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Admissions Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions  requirements:

  • Submit a copy of official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Services. Please note that GRE is an admission requirement for this program. The application above is general to all graduate programs, some of which do require GRE. This program is not one of them.
  • Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Obtain and submit a copy of your Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto The Department of IT recognizes and appreciates that many independent schools and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification. In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator’s qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
  • Obtain and submit ONE Evaluation Form
    This should be from a school level administrator (form provided above).
  • Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form
    This should be from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, media specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience.
    (form provided above).
  • Submit a Professional Resume documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, ONE year of teaching experience.
  • Submit a Professional Reflections Statement.
  • International Applicants Only: Please contact 770-499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page:

Transfer Credit

No credit from outside institutions is accepted for this degree program. 

Petition to Graduate

For more information, please view the corresponding section in Academic Policies .

Program of Study

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