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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

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

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

May 4, 2017
Doctoral student Ashley Nylin enhances student teacher learning and community partnerships.

Alumnus pens new book on teacher accountability movement

November 11, 2016
In it, Tim Mullen (PhD '06) explores the consequences of the teacher accountability movement and offers alternatives.

Students honored by UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization

September 23, 2016
Three College of Education graduate students were recently honored at this year's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's Founders Day Awards.

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