M.A.T. in Secondary English


Program Overview

The Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary English program leads to a master's degree and a teaching certificate in Secondary English (grades 6-12). The program is currently four or five semesters in length and enrolls in both spring (January) and summer (June) semesters.

Program of Study
Professional Sequence (12 Credit Hours)

EDUC 6250: Learning About Learners
EDUC 6255: Teaching Learners
EDUC 6260: Learners in Context I
EDUC 6265: Learners in Context II
INED 6421: Linguistically Diverse Students as Learners
INED 6422: Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Learners
INED 6423: Assessing Linguistically Diverse Learners
INED 6410: Foundations and Historical Perspectives in Special Education
INED 6411: A Strength-based Perspective of Students with Exceptionalities
INED 6412: Effective Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities

Teaching Field-English (30 Credit Hours)

ENED 6414 - Teaching Secondary English I
ENED 6650 - Yearlong Clinical Experience in ELA I
ENED 6416 - Teaching Secondary English II
ENED 6660 - Yearlong Clinical Experience n ELA II
ENGL 7701 - Pedagogy for Teaching Literature
ENGL 7721 - Texts and Contexts in ELA
ENGL 7731 - Language Studies in English
ENGL 7735 - Introduction to Composition Studies
ENGL 7741 - Technology and Media in English and Language Arts

Total 42 hours

The program is designed to be flexible enough to support students interested in a longer program of study. Depending on their previous coursework, students also have the option of substituting elective courses from the MAT TESOL program, and can take coursework to earn their ESOL or Reading endorsements. See the program coordinator for more information.

How Do I Apply

  1. Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope from the institution.
  3. GRE Score Report – Request that your scores be sent to KSU (school code 5359).
    -OR- Millers Analogy Test (MAT) – Request official score report be sent directly to KSU.
    May be exempt with an advanced degree from an accredited institution
  4. GACE Program Admission Test– Reading, Writing, and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU. More info on GACE testing can be found at: http://gace.ets.org
    You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
    1. ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
    2. GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
    3. SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  5. Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment – More info can be found at www.gace.ets.org/ethics
  6. PSC Application for Pre-Service Certification – Information and Application can be found at the following link: http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/units/ess/resources/pre-service-certification
  7. Personal Statement – Can be uploaded into the on line application. Should be 1 - 2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator.
  8. Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  9. Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application.
  10. Interview - An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to set up an interview.
  11. Download English Coursework Prerequisite Form (pdf)


November 1 for Spring Admission
March 1 for Summer Admission

Contact Us

For more information please call (470) 578-6043 or Email us at GradEd@kennesaw.edu
English Education Advising Website: http://english.hss.kennesaw.edu/resources/ed_advising-grad/