A fully online program, the Education Specialist in Middle Grades Education (MGED) is designed for teachers in grades 4-8 as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the master’s degree. In the program, you will complete content specific requirements in your concentration area:
Middle Grades Language Arts
Middle Grades Mathematics
Middle Grades Reading
Middle Grades Science
Middle Grades Social Studies
The program requires 33 semester hours and provides opportunities for you to:
Collaborate with others across disciplines
Explore teacher leadership opportunities and develop leadership skills
Apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research
Continue development of technology skills and develop skills in using technology to impact and assess student learning
Conduct action research related to early childhood education
The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.
For all Online Programs:
Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.
The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the Ed.S. Middle Grades Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.
The program listed above lead to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Click here for more information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.
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