Skip to main content

Middle Grades Education (Online), M.Ed

About the Program

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

The program is designed for candidates who hold a 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, and Middle Grades Social Studies. The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and meets the certificate upgrade requirements mandated by the Professional Standards Commission. 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.

It is offered fully online and requires completion of a 36 hour program of study.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for a renewable Georgia level four teaching certificate in Middle Grades Education, or possess an equivalent out-of-state certificate. The certificate must be in one or more of the following concentration areas: Middle Grades Language Arts Education, Middle Grades Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Science Education, or Middle Grades Social Studies Education. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certification will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.

Ready to Apply?


Or, you can:

  1. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  2. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  3. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (



July 1*


November 1*


April 1*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Graduate Academic Services Center

Last updated: 8/22/2023