The Master of Education degree program in Secondary Education prepares secondary teachers to be expert teacher-leaders. It is a content focused, standards based program which meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards for the degree and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research and engagement in a variety of field-based action research projects. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the program. This Masters program does not lead to Secondary Education Certification. Persons interested in adding Secondary certification areas should contact the Professional Standards Commission for guidance in meeting specific certification requirements.
The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree in Secondary Education include:
Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the SMGE department chair. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or better) 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.
Each M.Ed. candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The Petition to Graduate form can be found online at http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/graduation/petitioning.php
Candidates for the M. Ed. in Secondary Education take a combination of courses in the professional sequence, content, and elective areas. Candidates may take elective courses in an endorsement field and add the respective endorsement to their certificate. Candidates are strongly urged to meet with their advisors during the first semester of study to plan their programs.
Total number of hours in the program must equal 36 with at least 15 hours in the professional sequence, 12 hours in the teaching field.
*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.
Students are required to take one Instructional Technology course according to their teaching field:
Students may take graduate level courses in the teaching field that are approved by graduate program coordinator. M.Ed “Teaching Fields” include the following:
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