If you are interested in working with students in grades 6-12 or already hold teacher certification in secondary education, the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education provides degree programs designed for you.
The Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program for undergraduate students will lead to initial certification in secondary education (grades 6-12) in one of the following academic subject emphasis areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics or Physics. Please note some program courses in the English and History Emphasis areas are only offered on the Armstrong Campus. Some program courses in the Physics Emphasis area are only offered on the Statesboro Campus.
If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in teaching at the secondary level (grades 6-12), or if you hold teacher certification in one of the secondary education certification fields listed below, the Middle Grades and Secondary Education department provides graduate degree programs designed for you.
|Biology Education||Broad Fields Science Education|
|Chemistry Education||Economics Education|
|English Education||Geography Education|
|History Education||Mathematics Education|
|Physics Education||Political Science Education|
The Secondary Education Concentration in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to become certified to teach at the secondary level, grades 6-12.
Each of the programs is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. The programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).
Upon successful completion of the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program and passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content exams in secondary education, and the Educators Ethics Exit 360, you will qualify for a Georgia level 4 Induction certificate upon employment as a teacher.
MAT graduates will qualify for a level 5 Induction certificate upon successful completion of state-required content pedagogy assessment (edTPA), successful completion of the state-required Educator Ethics Assessment (if not completed for program admission) and employment. (See certification section for more information). The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach in public or private school systems.
M.Ed. and Ed.S. graduates serve as master teachers in their schools, clinical supervisors for student teachers, and staff professionals in school systems.