M.A.T. in Secondary English

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Program Description

The Masters of Arts in Teaching in Secondary English program leads to a Master's degree and a teaching certificate in Secondary English (grades 6-12). The program is currently 15-18 months in length and enrolls in both spring (January) and summer (June) semesters.

Program of Study

The program comprises 39 total hours, including, at least, 9 hours of professional sequence courses and 30 hours of teaching field courses. 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. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Professional Sequence (9 Credit Hours)

EDUC 6240: Psychological Foundations of Education 
INED 6400: Effectively Supporting Students with Exceptionalities in Inclusive Settings 
INED 6431: Foundations for Teaching Diverse English Learners

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

How Do I Apply

  1. Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. More information, including the online application, can be found at The Graduate College - Admissions website.
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope from the institution.
  3. GACE Program Admission Test – Reading, Writing, and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU. See the GACE website for more information.
  4. You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
    • ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
    • GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
    • SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  5. Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment – See GACE's Georgia Ethics Assessment website for more information.
  6. GaPSC Application for Pre-Service Certification – For more information and to complete the application, see the BCOE's Pre-Service Certification Requirement website.
  7. Personal Statement – Can be uploaded into the online 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. Download the English Coursework Prerequisite Form.

Deadline

Interested applicants should refer to The Graduate College's Master of Arts in Teaching website for admission deadlines and application links.

Contact Us

For more information on graduate admissions, please call 470.578.6043 or email graded@kennesaw.edu or visit the English Education Graduate Advising website.

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