Master of Arts in Teaching:
Secondary Mathematics (6-12)

The program consists of education and mathematics course work and in-school field experiences. The MAT in Secondary Mathematics (6-12) is based on standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is aligned with the requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program is designed for completion within four semesters by well-qualified students who want accelerated paths into teaching. Participants also have the option of spreading their course work over two or three years. The MAT in SecondaryMathematics program leads to initial (T-5) certification.

Admissions Requirements

Individuals interested in mathematics must have a bachelor's degree in mathematics from an accredited institution or completed Calculus I, II, III and an additional upper-level calculus-based mathematics course with grades of C or better.
Upon review and approval of a complete application by the MAT Admissions Committee, admission may be at one of two levels: Candidacy or MAT-Interest.

Criteria for Candidacy

  • Application Materical Checklist (PDF)
  • An adjusted GPA of 2.75 in courses for the undergraduate/graduate degree.
  • Completed prerequisite course work as needed.
  • Scores on the GACE mathematics content exams (022 & 023) when prerequisite courses are 10 or more years old.
  • Passing scores or an exemption for the GACE Basic Skills Assessment tests.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) or Miller Analogies Test.
  • Letters of recommendation from two sources capable of assessing interpersonal skills applicable to teaching and/or potential for graduate work. These recommendations should be typed on school or business letterhead.
  • A one-to-two-page, typed personal statement in support of the application explaining what led to the decision to become an educator.
  • Criminal Background check submitted.
  • An interview with program faculty is required.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Proposed Plan-of-Study*

EDUC 6110: Adolescent Development and Learning
EDUC 6120: Diversity and Exceptionality
EDUC 6200: Curriculum, Assessment, and Classroom Management
EDUC 6300: Reflective Inquiry and Action Research
EDUC 6400: Capstone Seminar

MAED 6416: Teaching Secondary Mathematics I
MAED 6416L: Practicum II
MAED 6475: Teaching Secondary Mathematics II
MAED 6475L: Practicum III

MATH 7495: Advanced Perspectives on School Mathematics
MATH 7712: Discrete Mathematics
MATH 7713: Statistics and Data Analysis
MATH 7714: Geometry from Multiple Perspectives
MATH 7717: Elementary Number Theory
MATH 7718: Functions and Analytic Techniques

*The courses and information listed above, summarize the courses/info you are required to take to graduate and some of the basic rules you must follow. Referring to these courses or information do not eliminate your responsibility for following ALL the rules in your specific Catalog. If you have additional questions, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Teresa Banker.

Scholarship Opportunities

Visit Kennesaw State University's Office of Scholarships website for additional scholarship opportunity information:

Candidates with undergraduate/graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics may be eligible for the Robert Noyce Scholarship. For more details about this opportunity contact Dr. Desha Williams.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship provides five-year fellowships for students with undergraduate or advanced degrees in math, science or engineering who want to become high school teachers. The fellowship supports students while they are in a recognized teacher-certification program and in their first years of teaching. The fellowship provides funding, networking, and professional development opportunities. For more information visit:

Some teachers who have taken out federal student loans may be eligible for loan forgiveness. For more information, visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Mathematics (PDF)

Page last updated: September 15, 2014