M.Ed. Elementary Education FAQs



  • No. You do not have to take the GRE.

  • The program will satisfy PSC requirements for a T5 certificate upgrade in the state of Georgia.

    Completion of the program will satisfy PSC requirements for a T5 certificate upgrade in the state of Georgia. KSU’s M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education provides space for three electives, which can be used to pursue one of the following PSC endorsement certificates.


    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement (3 classes)
    • Coaching Endorsement (3 classes)
    • Elementary Reading Endorsement (3 classes)
    • ESOL Endorsement (3 classes)
    • Gifted Endorsement (4 classes, Will require adding an extra course to the program of study.)
    • Personalized Learning Endorsement (3 classes)
    • STEM Education Endorsement(3 classes)
    • Urban Education Endorsement (3 classes

    See Endorsements for more information.

  • All endorsements are available fully online.

  • An endorsement program is approved/recognized by the Georgia PSC. After completing coursework, you can apply to have an endorsement added to your teaching certificate. The PSC does not add KSU certificate programs to your Georgia teaching certificate, but the KSU certificate programs packages highly marketable coursework to enhance your opportunities as educators.

  • If your salary is based on your Georgia certificate level, you should receive a salary increase depending on policies where you are employed. If you have questions regarding your individual certification status, you may check with the PSC at www.gapsc.com.

  • You will take three classes per each semester. Fall and Spring semesters are 16-week long and Summer semester is 6-week long. All courses require you to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours per week per course. In the fully online format there are no face-to-face classes. There are some synchronous (real-time) online sessions for some of the classes, but much of work is completed as group-paced, asynchronous activities. This means that there are deadlines to complete work, but you are not often asked to be online at the same time. Most work is completed at your own pace, at your own schedule. Interaction and collaboration with peers do take place, but tools such as postings and discussion forums do not require that students are online at the same time. 

  • The program takes 3-4 semesters, depending on the number of credit hours taken each semester. Please note at least 6 credit hours are required for Financial Aid eligibility.

    • We are a recognized institution of higher education with a proven track record for providing excellent educational opportunities for teachers.
    • Our program is both NCATE and Georgia PSC accredited.
    • Our faculty have excellent academic credentials and are actively pursuing research and creative activity in their fields of study.
    • Our curriculum is practical—based on projects you will do in your own schools.
    • We offer a fully online program.
    • Our program will prepare you for advanced study, should you decide to pursue an Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. program in the future.
  • Applications do not require GRE scores require, but do require the following:

    • Transcripts from each college attended
    • Bachelor's degree - 2.75 GPA
    • Current Clear Renewable Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education or B-K, out-of-state equivalent, OR Elementary & Early Childhood Department Chair permission.
    • Two administrator recommendations
  • The KSU campus and fully online programs enroll in the spring for the summer and fall admission.


    • Enrolls Summer - May 1 Deadline
    • Enrolls Fall - July 1 Deadline
  • Visit the following web site and begin your online application! http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/apply/online-application.php

  • If you have further questions about the admissions process, please contact Graduate Education at GradEd@kennesaw.edu.

    If you have additional questions about the program, please email eecemedinfo@kennesaw.edu.