Middle Grades Education

M.Ed. Middle Grades Education

The 30-semester hour M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education program is designed to meet the needs of teachers in grades 4-8. Completion of the planned program (including the prerequisite Level 4 certificate in MGE) leads to eligibility for master's level certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program offers a wide scope of advanced course content intended to expand the knowledge and skills of certified teachers and focuses on leadership development, advocacy for all learners, best practices in pedagogy, and applied research skills.


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 
  • Understand how culture, students’ approaches to learning, and exceptionalities impact middle school students and their families
  • Understand the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to develop middle level curriculum and assessment
  • Create learning experiences that make content meaningful for students in grades 4-8
  • Design, and implement appropriate formal and informal assessment tools


Students are admitted three times a year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. The 16-month program is offered on the Atlanta campus in an in-class, face-to-face format. Students attend class on a year-round calendar. Each class is delivered in 16-week semesters.