Ed.S. Elementary & Early Childhood Education Overview

This program is not enrolling at this time.
Program Description

The Ed.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs. Successful graduates of the Ed.S. at Kennesaw State University may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Program of Study

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CORE (18 hours)
EDUC 8100 - Advanced Study of Learning
EDUC 8300 - Critical Multicultural and Global Education
EDRS 8100 - Qualitative Research I
EDRS 8200 - Quantitative Research I
INED 8760 - Curriculum Development for English Learners and Students w/Exceptionalities
EDUC 8705 - Seminar in Formative Assessment

MAJOR (12 hours)
ECE 8150 - Technology Enriched Curriculum
ECE 8100 - Philosophical and Educational Foundations
ECE 8170 - Classroom Community for Maximized Learning
ECE 8180 - Diversity in the Elementary Setting

TOTAL 30-33

Admission Requirements
  1. An earned master’s degree in professional education or a related field;
  2. A clear and renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate or departmentally-approved equivalent.
  3. At least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience or both in P-12 education (current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred);
  4. A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and Graduate GPA. The GPA and GRE will be utilized with other admission criteria to determine program eligibility. Although no minimum scores are required, candidates are encouraged to prepare and score well since admission to the program is competitive. Please note: The Analytical/Writing score one receives as part of the GRE exam is used competitively in the admission review process. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to do well on this portion of the exam.
What needs to be submitted
  1. Complete the On-line Graduate Application.
  2. Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Obtain and submit a copy of Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent.
  4. Complete and submit a Professional Resume documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect at least three years of teaching experience.
  5.  Complete and submit a Professional Reflections Statement.
  6. Submit a copy of official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Services.
  7. Submit a copy of the Transfer Credit Request Form if applicable.
  8. International Applicants Only: Please contact 770 499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page: http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/international_admissions.shtml.
How do I Apply
  1. Complete the On-line Graduate Application
    Please note that GRE is an admission requirement for this program. The application above is general to all graduate programs, some of which do require GRE. This program is not one of them.
  2. Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Obtain and submit a copy of your Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com. The Department of IT recognizes and appreciates that many independent schools and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification.  In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator's qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
  4. Obtain and submit ONE Evaluation Form
    This should be from a school level administrator (form provided above).
  5. Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form
    This should be from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, media specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience.
    (form provided above).  
  6. Obtain and submit a Professional Resume documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, ONE year of teaching experience.
  7. International Applicants Only: Please contact 770-499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page: http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/onlineapplication.shtml
Deadline

This program is not enrolling at this time. 

Contact Us

For more information please call Graduate Programs in Education (770) 423-6043 or Email us at GradEd@kennesaw.edu