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Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education

The Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education at Georgia Southern University offers a variety of programs to prepare teachers and provide advanced professional development. Programs at the undergraduate level include middle grades education (4-8); secondary education (6-12) with specializations in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and physics; and health and physical education (P-12). The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers initial teacher preparation in middle grades, health and physical education, and Spanish education, as well as secondary business, biology, broad-field science, chemistry, economics, English, history, geography, mathematics, physics, and political science. The department offers Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in middle grades and secondary education and is awaiting final approval on an M.Ed. in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. In addition to these degree programs, the department also offers an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and a certificate in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

The programs are devoted to preparing P-12 teachers to:

  • address the diverse academic and affective needs of all students
  • implement high academic standards for all students
  • develop school and community partnerships as part of school instructional programs
  • affect student learning among special school populations
  • incorporate technological resources to enhance student learning
  • apply best practices in P-12 schools

Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education • PO Box 8134 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5203