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Educational Student Services

Second Baccalaureate

Students interested in teacher preparation programs who have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution* are exempt from general education requirements with the exception of ENGL 1101 & 1102, the Georgia Legislative history and Constitution requirements, and prerequisites for courses in the major. Students pursuing a second bachelor's degree and initial certification from the state of Georgia must fulfill all program and residency requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kennesaw State University offers 12 undergraduate degree programs leading to Georgia teaching certification. Students pursuing a second bachelor's degree and initial certification from the State of Georgia must fulfill all program and residency requirements. KSU offers alternative certification undergraduate programs in French and Spanish. Please contact the Department of Foreign Languages at (470) 578-6366 for information. See program contacts for undergraduate degree programs leading to initial certification.

For information on the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) and initial certification please see graduate programs in education website.
The first step would be to apply to Kennesaw State University and have your transcripts sent directly to KSU. The KSU Registrar will evaluate your transcripts and post the courses that have been accepted for transfer credit online in your Owl Express student records. After the transcript evaluation is completed, you should contact the Impey Teacher Education Advisement Center at 770-423-6105, if your major is Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, History Education or Education Undeclared. Please refer to the TEAC web site for the program area coordinator in an area not directly advised by TEAC. You would meet with an advisor in your appropriate degree program to determine whether courses you have taken at your previous institution(s) would apply toward a teacher education program at KSU.
Teacher education students who have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from general education requirements with the exception of ENGL 1101 & ENGL 1102, the Georgia Legislative history and Constitution requirements, and prerequisites for courses in the major. The Georgia Legislative history requirement may be fulfilled by HIST 2112, HIST 2111, or passing the appropriate exemption exam offered through the Student Success Services Center. The Georgia Legislative Constitution requirement may be fulfilled by POLS 1101 or passing the appropriate exemption exam offered through the Student Success Services Center.

*Students must have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution as verified by the KSU Office of the Registrar.