M.Ed. In Elementary & Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood of Education Award

Program Overview

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 Elementary and Early Childhood Education Program:

  • 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:



  • Special Education  
    This stand-alone certificate does not lead to certification; however, candidates who complete the certificate program may transfer up to 9 graduate credits into the M.Ed. in Special Education.

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

Admission Requirements

Must possess the following beyond the general KSU Graduate College Admission Requirements linked here: 

  • Degree – Bachelor’s degree.
  • Certificate – Uploaded to graduate application. Current clear, renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate, out-of-state equivalent, OR Elementary & Early Childhood Department Chair permission. Must hold certification in Early Childhood (Birth to Kindergarten) or Elementary (PK-5th Grade) Education to be considered for this program. To print a copy of your clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate, you may log into your MyPSC account.
  • Recommendation Forms (2) – Forms and their directions are in the online graduate application. May submit letters of recommendation or utilize evaluation form to be completed via the graduate application. The KSU Graduate College will send electronic evaluation forms to these sources. Two evaluations must be submitted for this admission requirement to be noted as complete. These recommendations must come from an educational professional who has taught or supervised your work and who can write with authority about your abilities as an educator. 

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders) Please visit KSU’s International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements. Additionally, KSU’s International Student and Scholar Services provides assistance. 


Summer, April 1st 

Contact Us

For more information about the M.Ed. in Elementary Education with Endorsements & Certification program, please call 470-578-4885 or email Dr. Roberta Gardner, rgardn21@kennesaw.edu.

For more information on graduate admissions, please email educ_grad@kennesaw.edu.