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Who is my advisor?
MGE majors are advised in the Teacher Education Advisement Center (TEAC), which is housed in Education Student Services, KH 1314.
How can I schedule an advisement appointment?
Candidates can schedule advisement appointments online here: http://appointments.kennesaw.edu
When should I meet with my advisor?
Candidates who have completed less than 30 credit hours must meet with their advisor each semester to have the advisement hold removed before registering for courses for the next semester. MGE majors are also required to meet with their advisor before submitting their applications for admission to the MGE Program and to Yearlong Clinical Experience. Even when not required, it's a good idea to meet with the MGE advisor at least once each semester to discuss course prerequisites, scheduling for the next semester, upcoming deadlines, and possible program changes.
Do I need to schedule an advisement appointment if I just have a quick question?
If you have a quick question, you can email Ms. Gills at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which courses in the MGE program require a field experience or practicum?
EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, EDUC 2130, INED 3305, INED 3306, ITEC 3200, EDRD 3330, EDMG 3350, EDMG 3360, EDMG 4650 (Yearlong Clinical Experience I) and EDMG 4660 (Yearlong Clinical Experience II).
All field experiences are arranged by the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships (CEPP). You can find more information on the required field experiences in the MGE Field Experience Handbook and on the CEPP website.
What is The Yearlong Clinical Experience?
The Methods Block consists of five methods courses (candidates take the two that correspond with their teaching field areas), two INED courses (3 hours total) and the YCE I field experience course for a total of 13 hours. This block is completed in the fall semester of senior year.
- EDMG 4650 -YCE I Field Experience (3 hrs)
- EDUC 4610 - Introduction to the Yearlong Clinical Experience (0 hrs)
Candidates take 2 of the following 4 methods courses:
- EDMG 4401 - Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades (3 hrs)
EDMG 4402 - Teaching Science in Middle Grades (3 hrs)
EDMG 4403 - Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades (3 hrs)
EDMG 4404 - Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades (3 hrs)
Candidates take 2 Inclusive Education Courses
- INED 4435 - Foundations of Teaching Adolescent English Learners (2 hrs)
- INED 3305 - Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting 2 (2 hrs)
The spring semester consists of the YCE II field experience and three courses for a total of 12 hours:
- EDMG 4660 - YCE II Field Experience (9 hrs)
- INED 3306- Education of Students with Exceptionalities in an Inclusive Setting 2 (1 hr)
- EDMG 4411 - Seminar in Middle Grades Education (2 hrs)
Can I take Yearlong Clinical Experiences courses during a summer semester?
No, Yearlong Clinical Experience cannot be completed during summer semester. Also, Yearlong Clinical Experience I (EDMG 4650) will be offered only in the fall and Yearlong Clinical Experience II (EDMG 4660) will be offered only in the spring.
Which courses will I need to take if I already have an undergraduate degree?