M.A.T. Secondary Mathematics or Science Overview


Program Description

NSTA BadgeThe program emphasizes development of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of secondary mathematics or secondary science. Through yearlong clinical experiences, candidates apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.

The M.A.T. in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science is based on the standards for teacher preparation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics & National Science Teachers Association and is fully approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program is designed to be completed in four semesters for well-qualified students who want accelerated paths into teaching. The M.A.T. in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science leads to initial certification in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics for grades 6-12.

Program of Study

The program comprises 36 total hours, including, at least, 12 hours of professional sequence courses and, at least, 18 hours of teaching field courses.

Science candidates will take an additional six hours of content area courses to be determined in consultation with their advisors. Mathematics candidates will take the following sequence:

Mathematics Content Courses (6 hours)
MAED 7495: Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics I (3 hrs.) – online
MAED 7595: Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics II (3 hrs.) – online

Admission Requirements 

Please see the KSU Graduate Admissions website for the admission requirements specific to this program at https://graduate.kennesaw.edu/graduate-admissions/admission-requirements.php.


Interested applicants should refer to KSU Graduate Admission's M.A.T. page for admission deadlines and application links.

Contact Us

For more information about this degree program, please call 470.578.6314 or email Brian R. Lawler (mathematics) blawler4@kennesaw.edu or Brendan Callahan (science) bcallah7@kennesaw.edu.

For more information on graduate admissions, please call 470.578.6043 or email graded@kennesaw.edu.