As one of the oldest and most prestigious middle school-specific teacher certification programs in the nation, the BSEd in Middle Grades Education offers you unique opportunities to teach grades 4-8.
As a recognized leader in the field of middle school reform, we focus our degree program on the study of young adolescents and middle grades education.
Our degree program focuses on the study of young adolescents and middle grades education with a special emphasis on:
Our courses cover topics such as:
You will take seven courses required by your major and 10 courses related to your area of emphasis.
Content-area courses give you the opportunity to study one of the following combinations in two content areas you plan to teach:
Additional certification requirements include passing:
Our school-based field experiences include:
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.
All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.
Through our partnership with the UGA/Clarke County schools' Professional Development School District, we use an innovative student-centered approach to improve quality of education. You benefit from collaborations with experienced teachers and faculty through this partnership.
As a middle grades education student, you're eligible to join the UGA student chapter of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). AMLE serves to advance the education of students between the critical ages of 10 to 15 years.
Enrich your student experience through hundreds of other campus organizations. For more information, visit the Center for Student Organizations.
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