M.A.T. in Secondary English


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.

Applicants without a bachelor's degree (or background coursework in) English or a closely related field may need to complete prerequisite coursework in order to be eligible for admission to the Secondary English concentration of the MAT program. Prerequisite categories and potential courses are detailed in the prerequisite approval form; please contact the program advisor for more information and guidance.

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • A bachelor’s degree in English from an accredited institution or completion of 18 prerequisite hours in English with a 2.75/4.0 GPA.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment - More information can be found at http://gace.ets.org/ethics/about.
  • 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.
  • Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. 


Spring - Nov 1  |  Summer - Mar 1 

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.