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SMGE

Secondary & Middle Grades Education

M.A.T. in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science

Program Overview

Program Description

The program emphasizes development of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of secondary mathematics or secondary science. Through yearlong clinical experiences, candidates learn to apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.

The MAT in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science is based on the standards for teacher preparation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics & National Science Teachers Association and is fully approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program is designed to be completed in three to four semesters for well-qualified students who want accelerated paths into teaching. The MAT in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science leads to initial certification in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics for grades 6-12.

Program of Study

The program includes 36 total hours, including, at least, 15 hours of professional sequence courses and 15 hours of teaching field courses. Science candidates will take an additional six hours of content area courses to be determined in consultation with their advisors. Mathematics candidates will take the following sequence:

Mathematics Content Courses (6 hours)
MAED 7495: Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics I (3 hrs.) – online
MAED 7595: Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics II (3 hrs.) – online

Admission Requirements 
  1. Online Graduate Application – Use the online application form here. There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope or sent electronically from the institution. 
  3. GRE Score Report – Request that your scores be sent to KSU (school code 5359).
    -OR- Millers Analogy Test (MAT) – Request official score report be sent directly to KSU.
  4. GACE Program Admission Test – Reading, Writing, and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU. More info on GACE testing can be found at the GACE website
  5. You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
    • ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
    • GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
    • SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  6. Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment – More info can be found at the GACE website.
  7. PSC Application for Pre-Service Teaching Certification – Information and application can be found at the Bagwell College of Education Pre-Service Teaching Certification website.
  8. Personal Statement – Can be uploaded into the online application. Should be 1-2 pages and explains what has led to your decision to become an educator.
  9. Resume  Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  10. Two Letters of Recommendation – Can be sent electronically through the online application.
  11. Interview – An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to schedule. 
Prerequisites for Admission to the M.A.T. in Secondary Mathematics

Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Geometry* (2000-level course or above)
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability* (2000-level course or above)
*These two courses may be taken concurrently while enrolled in the program, increasing total hours to as much as 48.

Deadline

April 1 for admission for summer semester - ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date.
November 1 for admission for spring semester - ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date.

Contact Us

For more information about this degree program, please call 470.578.6314 or email matsmge@kennesaw.edu. For more information on graduate admissions, please call 470.578.6043 or email graded@kennesaw.edu.