M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education

  • College

    College of Education

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta and Online


Continue learning and continue inspiring middle grade students

When teachers are inspired, students are inspired as a result. Mercer University’s Master of Education in Middle Grades Education is designed to further the education of teachers in grades 4 through 8. Educators will understand how culture, students’ approaches to learning, and exceptionalities impact middle grades students and their families. Program curriculum covers a variety of advanced course content to deepen professional knowledge. Graduates will be prepared to cultivate classroom curiosity, collaboration, and life-long learning. Educators with a Level 4 certification in Middle Grades Education will be eligible to upgrade their teaching certificate to a master’s level (Level 5) upon program completion. Individuals may also pursue up to two endorsements as part of the program in the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Coaching
  • Computer Science
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted
  • Mathematics (K-5)
  • Online Teaching
  • Reading
  • Science (K-5)
  • STEM

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education may be completed fully online, or in a blended combination of online and in-person classes on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. Opportunities to make personal connections with faculty and classmates are offered across all formats, including the online option. Classes meet in eight-week and 16-week terms, and students may complete the program in 16 months.

Learn more about our M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

Meet Our Faculty

Mercer’s Tift College of Education is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing students to become transforming educators within their communities and throughout the world.