M.Ed. in Elementary Education with Endorsements & Certifications


Program Overview

Early Childhood of Education Award

The M.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is designed for candidates who are already certified Early Childhood Education teachers who wish to continue to learn more about the Early Childhood Education field and improve their practice. The program allows certified teachers in Elementary education (P-5) to earn their M.Ed. in 13 months while continuing their teaching career.

Program Description

The program is offered online. Each cohort is supported by graduate faculty who mentor the candidates and facilitate program delivery. The program of study schedule is designed to coincide with the public school calendar and is provided in advance so teachers can coordinate educational and personal commitments with program requirements.

Important features of the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

  • Fully online
  • No face to face classes
  • Completed in 4 semesters

In addition to completing requirements for the M.Ed., candidates also earn an additional endorsement or KSU certificate, further enhancing their marketability in the teaching profession. Opportunities for endorsement or certification include:

  • Reading Endorsement
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Online Teaching Endorsement
  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
  • Special Education Certificate
  • Pathway to Tier 1 Leadership Certification

Program of Study

Students take three courses per semester over the course of four semesters. These courses include:

Summer, Semester 1: 

  • ECE 7511 Trends and Issues in Educational Inquiry in Elementary & Early Childhood Education
  • ECE 7514 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
  • Elective for Endorsement or Certificate Purposes

Fall, Semester 2: 

  • ECE 7513 Educational Equity in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
  • ECE 7531 Reflective Inquiry for Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
  • Elective for Endorsement or Certificate Purposes

Spring, Semester 3:

  • ECE 7543 Professional Application of Inquiry for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators
  • ECE 7525 Teaching Number, Operations & Algebraic Thinking
  • Elective for Endorsement or Certificate Purposes 

Summer, Semester 4:

  • ECE 7706 Trends and Issues in Science for Elementary EducationEarly Childhood Education
  • ECE 7704 Trends and Issues in Literacy Education for Elementary Education
  • ECE 7707 Trends and Issues in Social Studies for Elementary Education

    Note: If you do Gifted Endorsement, one elective course for semester 4.

Admission Requirements

Please see the KSU Graduate Admissions website for the admission requirements specific to this program at https://graduate.kennesaw.edu/graduate-admissions/admission-requirements.php.


Summer, April 1st 

Contact Us

For additional information about our program, please contact Jinhee Kim , M.Ed. Program Coordinator.