M.Ed. Middle Grades Mathematics [Online]

Program Description

The Master of Education degree program in Middle Grades Education prepares middle grades teachers to be expert teacher-leaders. It is a content focused, standards based program which meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards for the degree and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research and engagement in a variety of field-based action research projects. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the program. This Masters program does not lead to Middle Grades Certification. Persons interested in adding Middle Grades certification areas should contact the Professional Standards  Commission for guidance in meeting specific certification requirements.

Program of Study

Candidates for the M. Ed. in Middle Grades Education take a combination of courses in the professional sequence, content, and elective areas. Candidates may take elective courses in an endorsement field and add the respective endorsement to their certificate. Candidates are strongly urged to meet with their advisors during the first semester of study to plan their programs.

Total number of hours in the program must equal 36 with at least 15 hours in the professional sequence, 12 hours in the teaching field.

Admission Requirements
  1. Valid teaching certificate (clear renewable) in Middle Grades Education in the concentration for which one is applying.
  2. A 1-2 page personal statement describing one’s beliefs about education at the middle grades or secondary level and one’s professional goals relative to the Master of Education in Middle Grades Education degree.
  3. Professional résumé documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer, and service accomplishments, and record of leadership.
  4. Two online recommendations that address applicant’s success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study, and commitment to adolescent learners.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities the applicant has attended showing evidence of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 from an accredited institution.
  6. Completed graduate application with application fee.

*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree in Middle Grades Education include:

  1. completion of a minimum of 36 hours of approved graduate course work;
  2. completion of a minimum of 27 semester hours of the minimum 36 hours in full standing at Kennesaw State University;
  3. an earned cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all graduate course work at Kennesaw State University;
  4. successful completion of a professional portfolio; and
  5. no grades below “C “.

April 1 for admissions for summer semester - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date.
July 1 for admissions for fall semester - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date.

Contact Us

For more information please call (470) 578-6043 or email us at GradEd@kennesaw.edu