EDS - Secondary Education – English

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Secondary Education – English

How do I Apply?  | Tuition & Fees  | Academic Calendar

Admission deadline:  April 15 for Summer consideration - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date

Program Description:

The Ed.S. in Secondary Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Secondary Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs. Successful graduates of the Ed.S. at Kennesaw State University may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. in Secondary Education.

Tentative Program of Study


  • EDUC 8100 - Advanced Study of Learning
  • EDRS 8100 - Qualitative Research I
  • EDRS 8200 - Quantitative Research I
  • INED 8760 - Curriculum Development for English Learners and Students w/Exceptionalities
  • EDUC 8705 - Seminar in Formative Assessment for Learning 3


Area 1 (Teaching Field Pedagogy = 6 hours). Candidates may choose any 2 among the following:

  • EDSM 8500 - Adolescent Development: Implications for Teaching
  • EDUC 8550 - Curriculum Theory & Practice
  • EDUC 8700 - Social Justice and Service-Learning through Autoethnography
  • EDUC 8800 - Co-generative Dialogue and Co-Teaching
  • EDUC 8400 - Internship in Teacher Development or Teacher Education

Area 2 (Teaching Field Content = 9 Hours)

ALL candidates take a Technology Course (3 hours)

Select from the following:

  • MAED 7719 - Technology and Mathematics (required for Mathematics)
  • ENED 8741- Digital Media and Pedagogies in English/Language Arts Education (required for English/Language Arts)
  • ITEC 7430 - Internet Tools in the Classroom
  • ITEC 7440 - Multimedia in Education
  • ITEC 7445 - Multimedia and Web Design and Development in Education
  • ITEC 7450 - Web Design and Development

Teaching Field Content Courses (6 hours) English/Language Arts (6 hours) – Required Courses:

  • ENED 8310 - Applied Theory and Research in Writing
  • ENED 8701 - Applied Research and Theory in Literature

TOTAL 30-33

How Do I Apply?

Expected Qualifications

  1. An earned master’s degree in professional education or a related field;
  2. A clear and renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate or departmentally-approved equivalent.
  3. At least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience or both in P-12 education (current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred);
  4. A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and Graduate GPA. The GPA and GRE will be utilized with other admission criteria to determine program eligibility. Although no minimum scores are required, candidates are encouraged to prepare and score well since admission to the program is competitive. Please note: The Analytical/Writing score one receives as part of the GRE exam is used competitively in the admission review process. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to do well on this portion of the exam.
What Needs To Be Submitted
  1. Complete the On-line Graduate Application.
  2. Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect at least a Master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Obtain and submit a copy of Georgia Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent.
  4. Complete and submit a Professional Resume documenting education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect at least three years of teaching experience.
  5. Complete and submit a Professional Reflections Statement.
  6. Submit a copy of official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Services.
  7. Submit a copy of the Transfer Credit Request Form if applicable.
  8. International Applicants Only: Please contact 770 499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page: http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/international_admissions.shtml

Specialist Admissions Checklist (pdf)

For more information:

Graduate Programs in Education
(770) 423-6043