Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary and Middle Grades Education, Ed.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6314
Email: edssmge@kennesaw.edu

Program Description

The Ed.S. with a Major in Secondary and Middle Grades Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Secondary and Middle Grades 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.

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements.

  • ​An earned Master’s degree in Secondary and Middle Grades Education or a related field.
  • A clear and renewable (or comparable) Georgia Teaching Certificate or equivalent in the teaching field to which you are applying or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience teaching the subject field in middle or secondary schools.
  • Research Response & Analysis writing sample and instructions: The applicant will select from a list of recent research articles in their area of content expertise and provide a 3-5 page written response to the article. For the specific instruction, please click here .

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently, there are no exceptions to the admission requirements.

Transfer Credit

Those students who have completed their Ed.S. at another institution will be eligible to have their transcripts analyzed to be transferred up to 8 credit hours (25% of the total required credit hours) into the Ed.S in Secondary and Middle Grades Education program. For more information, email graded@kennesaw.edu

SMGE Graduate Bridge:  candidates who complete their M.Ed. in SMGE at KSU may apply up to 6 credit hours from the M.Ed. (a 36-credit hour program) to their Ed.S. (a 30-credit hour program).

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

Major Requirements (21 Credit Hours)


Teaching Field Pedagogy (12 Credit Hours)


Teaching Field Concentrations (9 Credit Hours)


Teaching Field Content Courses (6 Credit Hours)


Secondary English or Middle Grades Language Arts

  • Any 7000, 8000 or 9000 level ENGL or ENED courses. Students may also consider 6000 level or higher EDRD or PRWR courses with English advisor or program coordinator approval.
Secondary Mathematics or Middle Grades Mathematics

  • Any 7000, 8000, or 9000 level MATH or MAED courses. Students may also consider 6000 or higher STAT courses with mathematics advisor and statistics faculty approval.
Secondary History or Middle School Social Studies

  • Any 7000, 8000 or 9000 level HIST, GEOG, ECON, ANTH, POLS, SSED, or EDSS courses. Students may also consider any 6000 level or higher AMST courses with history advisor or program coordinator approval.
Secondary Chemistry

  • Any 5000 or higher level CHEM courses. Students may also consider any 5000 level or higher EDSC, SCED, or SCI courses.
Secondary Biology or Middle Grades Science

  • Any 5000 level or higher CHEM, SCED, ESCD, SCI, BIOL, PHYS, PHED or GEOL courses.
Note:

In addition to teaching field content courses, the following education courses can be taken (WITH FORMAL ADVISOR PRE-APPROVAL) to satisfy requirements in the Teaching Field Content Courses:

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)


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