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BSEd in Middle Grades Education / MEd in Middle Grades

Middle school is a highly transitional time in most children’s lives. Become a positive influence and role model as a middle grades teacher with this Double Dawgs pathway that combines the broad expertise of a bachelor’s degree with higher-level theory and practice that comes with a master’s degree.

You will develop strong communication and leadership skills along with in-class experiences, and upon receiving your master’s degree you become eligible for a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary).


  • Become certified to teach both language arts and social studies in grades 4-8
  • Take master’s-level courses online and immediately apply new skills in the classroom
  • Enter the workforce with a T-5 certification level


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Admissions Criteria

All current undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs pathway.

Application Process

The Middle Grades Education undergraduate program uses a cohort model, which begin in Fall semester each year. We accept B.S.Ed. applications on a rolling basis, between October 15 and July 1, with a target deadline of March 15.

B.S.Ed. applicants will begin receiving decisions as early as late February and up to mid-July for later applicants. Applications that come in after the mid-March target deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and those decisions generally will be made within two to three weeks of a complete application.

The UGA Graduate School application requires a resume and official transcripts. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above are exempt from the Graduate School’s entrance exam requirement. The Middle Grades Education faculty may request additional materials before Double Dawgs admissions decisions are finalized.

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Deadline to Apply

The application deadline for this pathway is rolling. Please visit The Double Dawgs Website for additional information.

Additional Resources

Please use our contact form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study. You will typically begin with an undergraduate advisor and, as you are accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway, you will be paired with a graduate advisor.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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