Master of Education in Secondary Education


The Master of Education degree program in Secondary Education prepares secondary teachers to be expert teacher-leaders. It is a content focused, standards based program which meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards for the degree and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research and engagement in a variety of field-based action research projects. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the program. This Masters program does not lead to Secondary Education Certification. Persons interested in adding Secondary certification areas should contact the Professional Standards Commission for guidance in meeting specific certification requirements.

Candidates for the M. Ed. in Secondary Education take a combination of courses in the professional sequence, content, and elective areas. Candidates may take elective courses in an endorsement field and add the respective endorsement to their certificate. Candidates are strongly urged to meet with their advisors during the first semester of study to plan their programs.

Total number of hours in the program must equal 36 with at least 15 hours in the professional sequence, 12 hours in the teaching field.

Kennesaw State University offers an M.Ed. in Secondary Education in English, History, Mathematics, and Science. 


This Program accepts applications for Fall and Summer Only:

  • Fall deadline is July 1
  • Summer deadline is April 1

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. 


  • 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
  • Clear Renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate - You must hold certification in Secondary Education in the concentration you are applying for. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto
  • Personal Statement - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should be 1-2 pages and describe your beliefs about education at the secondary level and your professional goals relative to the Master of Education in Secondary Education. 
  • Resume or Professional Vitae - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document your education, years of teaching experience, current school and district, volunteer and service activities in which you have participated, and any leadership involvement. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. Recommendation must come from a Principal, an Assistant Principal, or a Teaching Administrator such as a Grade-Level Chair, Instructional Lead Teaching, OR University Faculty members or administrators. 

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 
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