Educator Certification

KSU Options for Georgia Teacher Certification

Bachelors Degree Program
Kennesaw State University offers an initial teaching certificate program through our bachelors degree program. For more information about our undergraduate programs, please visit the Teacher Education Advisement Center.

Masters Degree Program
Only one program at KSU, at the Master's level, may lead to initial certification. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program affords students an opportunity to obtain a Master's degree and initial certification simultaneously. 

Currently KSU offers an M.A.T. in the following fields:

  • Secondary Mathematics (grades 6-12)
  • Secondary English (grades 6-12)
  • Secondary Chemistry (grades 6-12)
  • Secondary Physics (grades 6-12)
  • Secondary Biology (grades 6-12)
  • Foreign Language: Spanish (grades PK-12)
  • Foreign Language: Chinese (grades PK-12)
  • Art Education (grades PK-12)
  • T.E.S.O.L.

All Kennesaw State University M.Ed. programs require a current clear, renewable certification for admission.  M.Ed. programs are not for individuals seeking initial certification.

Alternative Teacher Preparation Program
We offer an alternative teaching certificate program in the field of Foreign Languages. Admission to this program requires that an individual already hold a bachelor's degree and be a near native speaker of the foreign language in which they are seeking certification. The alternative program is delivered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Individuals seeking further information on the KSU foreign language alternative certification program are encouraged to visit the Alternative Teacher Preparation website.

Links and Downloads

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Application for Certification