Masters of Arts in Teaching


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 English
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Science
  • Special Education
  • TESOL 


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.


  • 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
  • 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
    • 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)
  • 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. 


  • SECONDARY SCIENCE - Complete the appropriate GACE Content Assessment for your desired subject area. For more information, visit
    • BIOLOGY: GACE in Biology (Test Code 026 & 027, or combined 526)
    • CHEMISTRY: GACE in Chemistry (Test Code 028 & 029 or combined 528)
    • PHYSICS: GACE in Physics (Test Code 030 & 031, or combined 530)

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


Graduate Programs in Education
Program Office: 470-578-6043 or 
Program Websites: