Masters of Arts in Teaching

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Masters of Arts in Teaching is a degree for those with a bachelor's degree, but no education background or teacher certification, and leads to initial certification. It meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards and includes both course work as well as field and clinical experiences. It prepares professional teacher leaders with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective facilitators of learning.

Kennesaw State University offers MAT programs in:

  • Secondary Biology
  • Secondary Chemistry
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Physics
  • Special Education
  • TESOL
  • Teaching

 

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee:
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • GRE Score Report (General Test)- Request that your scores be sent to KSU (school code 5359).

- OR -

Millers Analogy Test (MAT) - Request official score report be sent directly to KSU.

  • GACE Program Admission Test - Reading, Writing and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU. More information on GACE testing can be found at http://gace.ets.org/
    • You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
      1. ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
      2. GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
      3. SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  • Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment - More information can be found at http://gace.ets.org/ethics/about
  • Personal Statement - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should be 1-2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator. 
  • Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. 
  • Interview - An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to set up an interview. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN CONCENTRATIONS

  • BIOLOGY: GACE (Content Assessment/Essays) in Biology - For more information, visit http://gace.ets.org/.
  • CHEMISTRY: GACE (Content Assessment/Essays) in Chemistry - For more information visit http://gace.ets.org/.
  • PHYSICS: GACE (Content Assessment/Essays) in Physics - For more information visit http://gace.ets.org/

Please submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Their contact information, including mailing address, can be found here.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Graduate Programs in Education
Program Office: 470-578-6043 or GradEd@kennesaw.edu
Program Websites:

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