Ed.S. in Secondary and Middle Grades Education FAQs



  • The program includes 30 total hours, including 9 hours of education and research core courses, 12 hours of secondary or middle grades major courses, and 9 hours of teaching field courses. Read more about the program of study here.

  • No, the GRE is no longer required for admission.

  • Candidates can finish the program in four (4) semesters by taking six (6) to nine (9) credit hours each semester. However, candidates may choose to take fewer hours each semester to balance the demands of graduate school and teaching full-time, which would allow for program completion in five (5) or six (6) semesters.

  • You are strongly encouraged to check the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Upgrade Advisor before enrolling to determine if obtaining this degree or an endorsement will lead toward a pay and/or certificate upgrade.

  • Candidates should submit their completed application packets to the Graduate School by April 1 for summer admission and July 1 for fall admission. ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date to be considered for admission. You can find more information at The Graduate School's Admissions website, or you can apply online.

  • Email your questions to the Ed.S. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education Program Coordinator at edssmge@kennesaw.edu.