Middle Grades Education
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Middle Grades Education prepares candidates to teach in grades four through eight and leads to Georgia certification in middle grades education (4-8).
Students pursuing the degree in Middle Grades Education choose two of these four content concentrations:
In addition to course work in the liberal arts and sciences and the two areas of concentration, students also complete courses in teaching and learning, literacy, and teaching methodology. To enhance their marketability, candidates may also elect a sequence of three courses to earn in-field endorsement in Gifted Education.
Candidates must apply for and be admitted to Teacher Education, complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content exams in both of their middle grades concentrations.