Apr 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary and Middle Grades Education, M.Ed.

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Contact Information

Web address: http://www.kennesaw.edu/education/grad/smge

Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a major in Secondary and Middle Grades Education is for teachers certified in middle (6-8) or secondary (6-12) English/language arts, history/social studies, mathematics, or the sciences. These content-focused, standards-based programs emphasize the development of evidence-based instructional leaders who know how to build on the strengths and meet the needs of all learners; reflective scholar-practitioners who know how to use, produce, and disseminate educational research; and  responsive change agents who know how to maintain partnerships with families and communities.

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements.

Full Standing

Applicants who meet all admission requirements above will be reviewed for admission to full standing in the degree program. The review will be made by the program admission committee who will consider all application materials in assessing the applicant’s potential for success in the program.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree with a major in Secondary and Middle Grades Education include:

  • completion of a minimum of 36 hours of approved graduate coursework;
  • completion of a minimum of 27 semester hours of the minimum 36 hours in full standing at Kennesaw State University; andmeeting KSU’s requirements for satisfactory graduate student performance and for graduation as outlines in the Academic Policies section of the KSU Graduate Catalog.

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the chair of the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or higher) may be applied toward a degree program. No courses more than five years old at the time of evaluation will be accepted for transfer credit. Transfer credit includes all course work earned prior to admission to the M.Ed. program in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University.

Petition to Graduate

Each M.Ed. candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. 

Program of Study

Teaching Field Concentrations (12 Credit Hours)

Students take a minimum of 12 credit hours in the teaching field. Students take graduate level courses in the teaching field that are approved by graduate program coordinator. M.Ed Teaching Field: 

Secondary English or Middle Grades Language Arts

Secondary Mathematics or Middle Grades Mathematics

Secondary History or Middle Grades Social Studies

Secondary Chemistry

Secondary Biology or Middle Grades Science

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Students take nine credit hours of elective courses as follows:

  • Endorsement courses at the graduate level with prior approval from graduate program coordinator
  • Additional education courses at the graduate level with prior approval from graduate program coordinator
  • Additional teaching field courses at graduate level with prior approval from graduate program coordinator

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

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