Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.): Secondary English (6-12)


Rated overall #5 by Online Master’s DegreeProgram 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

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

  • Degree – Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field from an accredited institution or completion of 18 prerequisite hours that demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in English.
  • Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment – Uploaded to graduate application. Information may be found on the GACE Ethics website. You may print a copy of your completion certification from the GACE Ethics test taker website.
  • Professional Resume – Uploaded to graduate application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. 
  • Reference Forms – Forms and their directions are in the online graduate application. Please do not submit letters of recommendation. Only the forms completed via the graduate application will be accepted. These two forms of recommendation must come from an educational professional or someone who can attest to your abilities to become a successful educator.
  • Professional Reflections Statement – Uploaded to graduate application.  Should be 1-2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator. 


Spring - Nov 1  |  Summer - Apr 1 

Contact Us

For more information on graduate admissions, please email or visit the English Education Graduate Advising website.