The Ed.D. in Secondary Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Secondary 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 Secondary Education.
To complete the program, candidates take 15 credit hours in Education and Research Core courses, and 15 credit hours in area 1 teaching field pedagogy (6 hours) and area 2 teaching field content courses (9 hours).
Candidates must meet Kennesaw State University’s general admission requirements for graduate school, as well as specific admission requirements for the Bagwell College of Education. Please refer to the Secondary and Middle Grades Education Website through the following link with regards to specific admission requirement: http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/departments/smge/smge-programs/smge-specialist
Candidates take 27 hours within the Education and Research Core, which includes content in research, educational psychology, assessment, diversity, and educational policy . The courses are:
Teaching Field Pedagogy and Teaching Field Content
Candidates may choose any 2 from the following:
All candidates take a Technology Course. Select from the following:
An additional 3 credit hours selected from the following:
In addition to teaching field content courses, the following education courses can be taken (WITH FORMAL ADVISOR PRE-APPROVAL) to satisfy requirements in Area 2: EDUC 7725 - Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in Content Field; EDUC 7710 - Principles, Trends, and Issues in Standardized Educational Testing; EDUC 7702 - Best Practices in Secondary Schools (for secondary majors only); EDUC 7705 - Assessment and Evaluation in the Content Area; EDUC 7706 – Motivation