Inclusive Education


Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a degree for those with a bachelor’s degree, but no education background or teacher certification. The Master of Arts degree program leads to initial certification (T5 certificate) in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), grades P-12. As a standards-based program, it meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards and the International TESOL professional standards.

The program of study in the MAT TESOL program focuses on teaching students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Core courses include curriculum development, collaborative practices and content area teachign strategies in reading and writing. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the program. Teachers who currently hold a clear and renewable teaching certificate, and who are interested in a TESOL master's degree program, should go to the TESOL M.Ed. website located here.

Program of Study

Summer I

  • EDUC 6250 Learning about Learners (EDUC I)
  • INED 6410 Foundations and Historical Perspectives in Special Education
  • ITEC 6200 Teaching and Leaning in the Digital Age

Fall I

  • INED 6411 A Strength-Based Perspective of Students with Exceptionalities 
  • INED 7781 Cultural Issues for ESOL Teachers 
  • INED 7782 Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 
  • EDUC 6255 Teaching Learners (EDUC II)

Spring I

  • INED 7783 Methods & Materials for Teaching ESOL
  • INED 7787 Content Area Reading and Writing for English Learners
  • INED 7731 Assessment of English Language Learners

Summer II

  • INED 7750 Language, Power and Pedagogy
  • INED 7778 Language Development and Literacy for English Learners

Fall II

  • INED 6412 Effective Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities
  • INED 7763 Curriculum Development for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners 
  • INED 6650 TESOL Yearlong Clinical Practice I

Spring II

  • INED 6660 TESOL Yearlong Clinical Practice II
  • INED 7779  Collaborative Practices with Families, Schools & Communities

TOTAL 48 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements
  • Online Graduate Application—There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. 
  • Transcripts—Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • GRE  
  • GACE Program Admissions Test
  • Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment
  • PSC Application for Pre-Service Certification
  • Personal Statement—Your statement can be uploaded into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address your professional training and interests, the nature of your professional experiences and specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Masters degree.
  • Personal Resume—Your resume can be uploaded into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership.
  • Two Personal Letters of Recommendation—Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study and commitment to student achievement.
  • Interview—A personal, phone or SKYPE interview may be required. Candidates will be contacted by the Program Coordinator if an interview is needed.

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders) should visit KSU's International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements.

How do I Apply


April 1 for summer admission consideration

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