Department of English

Programs / English Education: Ed.D. in Secondary Education English

The Doctor of Education in Secondary Education English (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. 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.

To complete the program, candidates take 15 credit hours in Education and Research Core courses, and 15 credit hours in area 1 teaching field pedagogy (6 hours) and area 2 teaching field content courses (9 hours).

Admission Requirements

Candidates must meet Kennesaw State University’s general admission requirements for graduate school, as well as specific admission requirements for the Bagwell College of Education. Please refer to the Secondary and Middle Grades Education Website through the following link with regards to specific admission requirement: http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/departments/smge/smge-programs/smge-specialist

Education and Research Core - 27 Credit Hours

Candidates take 27 hours within the Education and Research Core, which includes content in research, educational psychology, assessment, diversity, and educational policy . The courses are:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDUC 8100
    Advanced Study of Learning
    3
  • EDUC 8150
    Critical Analysis of Educational Policies and Change
    3
  • EDUC 8300
    Critical Multicultural and Global Education
    3
  • EDUC 8705
    Seminar in Formative Assessment for Learning
    3
  • INED 8760
    Curriculum Development for English Learners and Students with Exceptionalities
    3
  • EDRS 8100
    Qualitative Research I
    3
  • EDRS 8200
    Quantitative Research I
    3
  • EDRS 9000
    Research Seminar: Conceptual Frameworks & Research Design
    3
  • EDRS 9100
    Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
    3
  • or
  • EDRS 9200
    Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
    3

Major - 15 Credit Hours

Teaching Field Pedagogy and Teaching Field Content

Area 1: Teaching Field Pedagogy - 6 Credit Hours

Candidates may choose any 2 from the following:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • EDSM 8500
    Adolescent Development: Implications for Teaching
    3
  • EDUC 8550
    Curriculum Theory & Development in Secondary and Middle Schools
    3
  • EDUC 8700
    Social Justice and Service-Learning through Autoethnography
    3
  • EDUC 8800
    Co-generative Dialogue and Co-teaching to Resolve Problems of Practice
    3
Area 2: Teaching Field Content - 15 Credit Hours
Technology Course - 3 Credit Hours

All candidates take a Technology Course. Select from the following:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENED 8741
    Digital Media and Pedagogies in English/Language Arts Education (Required for English/Language Arts majors)
    3
  • ITEC 7430
    Internet Tools in the Classroom
    3
  • ITEC 7440
    Multimedia in Education
    3
  • ITEC 7445
    Multimedia and Web Design and Development in Education
    3
  • ITEC 7450
    Web Design and Development
    3
  • MAED 7719
    Technology and Mathematics (Required for Math majors)
    3
Area 1: Teaching Field Pedagogy - 6 Credit Hours
English

Required Courses

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENED 8310
    Applied Theory and Research in Writing
    3
  • ENED 8701
    Applied Research and Theory in Literature
    3
  • ENED 9400
    Designing and Conducting Research in English/Language Arts Education
    3

An additional 3 credit hours selected from the following:

Note

In addition to teaching field content courses, the following education courses can be taken (WITH FORMAL ADVISOR PRE-APPROVAL) to satisfy requirements in Area 2: EDUC 7725 - Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in Content Field; EDUC 7710 - Principles, Trends, and Issues in Standardized Educational Testing; EDUC 7702 - Best Practices in Secondary Schools (for secondary majors only); EDUC 7705 - Assessment and Evaluation in the Content Area; EDUC 7706 – Motivation

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