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As one of the oldest middle school-specific teacher certification programs in the country, we are a leader in the field of middle school reform. We focus on several areas critical to the study of young adolescents and middle-grades education, such as:

  • School-university partnerships
  • Diversity
  • Developing positive learning environments
  • Educating students from high-poverty and English-learner populations
  • Middle grades curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Subject-specific education
  • Family engagement
  • Civic education
  • Middle school policy studies

Academic Programs

Double Dawgs Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

Contact Details

  • Address:
    630 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Faculty and Staff

Gayle Andrews

  • Professor and Department Head

Hilary E. Hughes

  • Associate Professor

Laura Kelley

  • Program Coordinator II

Amy S. Murphy

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Ajay Sharma

  • Associate Professor

Kathy F. Thompson

  • Clinical Professor