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Middle Grades Education M.Ed.

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 36
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

A fully online program, the Master of Education in Middle Grades Education is designed for individuals who currently hold a renewable Induction or Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in Middle Grades Education with certification in one of the following concentration areas:

  • Middle Grades Language Arts
  • Middle Grades Mathematics
  • Middle Grades Science
  • Middle Grades Social Studies

This master’s program is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. You will experience program outcomes meant to drive your teaching career forward.

The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.

(Note: Individuals seeking initial certification and those who hold a non-renewable (NR) teacher certification, should pursue the Teaching M.A.T. degree rather than this Master in Education [M.Ed.] degree program.)

Admission Information

The Georgia Southern University Office of Graduate Admissions oversees the application process for graduate students. Please review the links below for admission requirements and deadlines.

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Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcome #1 – Planning Master of Education in Middle Grades Education graduates will demonstrate their ability to design curriculum for young adolescents through the incorporation of research-informed instructional strategies.

Student Learning Outcome #2 – Assessment
Master of Education in Middle Grades Education graduates will demonstrate their ability to collect, interpret, and apply assessment data to advance student learning.

Student Learning Outcome #3 – Reflective Practice
Master of Education in Middle Grades Education graduates will demonstrate their ability to critically examine their classrooms through research-based reflective practices as a means to deepen their knowledge and expand their pedagogical skills.

Graduate Advising

Academic Advisor, Armstrong Campus
T. David Henry
University Hall 250-C

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the M.Ed. Middle Grades Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

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For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 12/5/2023