M.Ed. in Secondary & Middle Grades FAQs



  • The program includes 36 total hours, including, at least, 15 hours of core courses and 12 hours of teaching field courses. Candidates may take elective courses in an endorsement field that will add the respective endorsement to their teaching certificates or additional teaching field or education courses at the graduate level. Read more about the program of study here.

  • Candidates can finish the program in four (4) semesters by taking nine (9) credit hours each semester. However, candidates may choose to take fewer hours each semester to balance the demands of graduate school and teaching full-time, which would allow for program completion in five (5) or six (6) semesters.

  • You are strongly encouraged to check the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Upgrade Advisor before enrolling to determine if obtaining this degree or an endorsement will lead toward a pay and/or certificate upgrade.

  • Candidates should submit their completed application packets to the Graduate School by April 1 for summer admission and July 1 for fall admission. ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date to be considered for admission. You can find more information at The Graduate School's Admissions website, or you can apply online.

  • Email your questions to the M.Ed. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education Program Coordinator at medsmge@kennesaw.edu.