The M.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University is for certified Early Childhood Education teachers who want to continue to increase their knowledge and expertise in the Early Childhood Education field and improve their teaching practices.
The program allows certified teachers in Elementary education (P-5) to earn their M.Ed. in 13 months while continuing their teaching careers.
The program is entirely online and taught in a cohort format. Each cohort (group of students you begin classes with) is supported by graduate faculty who will mentor you and facilitate program delivery.
The course schedule is provided in advance so you can coordinate your work and personal commitments. Each semester's course start and end dates coincide as closely as possible with the public school calendar.
In addition to completing the elementary education master's degree requirements, you’ll also earn an endorsement of KSU certificate as part of your degree requirements. This further enhances your marketability in the teaching profession.
Endorsement or certification (you’ll choose one of the below) to complement and complete your degree requirements.
This stand-alone certificate does not lead to certification; however, candidates who complete the certificate program may transfer up to 9 graduate credits into the M.Ed. in Special Education.
Note: Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level 4 teaching certificate and are waiting for the GaPSC to issue the credential can upload a document stating they graduated or will graduate from their teacher education program (indicate semester and year), and the date on which they passed their GACE Content Exam. Admitted candidates in this situation will be admitted conditionally and may begin the program with a registration hold placed on their account for the subsequent semester. Admitted candidates in this situation will not be allowed to proceed in the program until a copy of their clear renewable teaching certificate is submitted.
Official transcripts - Official transcripts from each college attended, including those institutions where degrees were not earned. Official transcripts are those in a university-sealed envelope. Transcripts should reflect at least a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Two Administrator Recommendation Forms - These forms and their directions are located in the online graduate application. Please do not submit letters of recommendation. Only the forms located via the graduate application will be accepted. These two forms of recommendation must come from an educational professional who has taught or supervised your work and who can write with authority about your abilities as an educator.
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Approved by the GPSC — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission fully supports all degrees for the masters in Elementary and Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University.
100% Online — The Ed.S. in Secondary and Middle Grades education is entirely online, providing you with flexibility for a balanced work-learn life.
Complete in 4 Semesters —You’ll be a part of a cohort group that starts in the summer and will complete their course work at the end of the following summer.
The Masters of Education in Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as: