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SMGE

Secondary & Middle Grades Education

M.A.T. Secondary Mathematics

Program Description

The program emphasizes development of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of mathematics. 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 is based on the standards for teacher preparation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is fully approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program is designed to be completed in three semesters for well-qualified students who want accelerated paths into teaching. Participants also have the option of spreading their course work over two or three years. The MAT in Secondary Mathematics leads to initial certification in mathematics for grades 6-12.

Program of Study

Professional Sequence (15 hours)
INED 6410: Foundations and Historical Perspectives in Special Education (1 hr.) – online 
INED 6411: A Strength-Based Perspectives of Students with Exceptionalities (1 hr.) – online
INED 6412: Effective Instruction of Students with Exceptionalities (1 hr.) – online
INED 6421: Linguistically Diverse Students as Learners (1 hr.) – hybrid
INED 6422: Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Learners (1 hr.) – hybrid
INED 6423: Assessing Linguistically Diverse Learners (1 hr.) – hybrid
ITEC 6200: Digital-age Teaching and Learning (3 hrs.)
EDUC 6250: Learning about Learners (2 hrs.) – online option
EDUC 6255: Teaching Learners (2 hrs.) – online option
EDUC 6260: Learners in Context I (1 hr.)
EDUC 6265: Learners in Context II (1 hr.)

Teaching Sequence (15 hours)
EDUC 6610: Introduction to Yearlong Clinical Experience (0 hrs.)
EDMA 6421: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Mathematics I (3 hrs.)
EDMA 6422: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Mathematics II (3 hrs.)
EDMA 6650: Yearlong Clinical Experience I (4 hrs.)
EDMA 6660: Yearlong Clinical Experience II (5 hrs.)

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

Program Total: 36 hours

How Do I Apply
  1. Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/onlineapplication.shtml
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope 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: http://gace.ets.org/ 
  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 www.gace.ets.org/ethics
  7. PSC Application for Pre-Service Certification – Information and application can be found at the following link: http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/centers/ess/educator-certification/pre-service-certification
  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

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

March 1 for Summer Consideration
November 1 for Spring Consideration

Contact Us

For more information please contact Dr. Brian R. Lawler, blaw@kennesaw.edu