Middle Grades Education BSEd/Middle Grades Education MEd(non-thesis)

With dual certification in two Middle Grades content Areas of Emphasis, advanced coursework on-site in middle schools in a "teaching hospital" Professional Development School model, and substantial experience in middle grades classrooms (grades 4-8), graduates of the Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed./M.Ed. program are in high demand in school systems across the state of Georgia and beyond. For the last several years, nearly 100% of recent graduates seeking teaching positions had job offers before the end of their final semester in the program. Graduates are recommended for a master's level teaching certificate (T-5), which earns a higher teaching salary in Georgia and in most states across the U.S. Graduates have also gone on to pursue additional graduate degrees (e.g., Education Specialist, doctorate), leadership/education administration certification, teacher leader certification, and advanced degrees in related disciplines including educational psychology (e.g., applied cognition and development, gifted and creative education), education policy, community or school counseling, school psychology, social work, and human development and family science.

Admission to Program

The Middle Grades B.S.Ed. program uses a cohort model, and cohorts begin in the fall semester each year. Applying to the B.S.Ed./M.Ed. pathway means applying to join a cohort and indicating interest in the B.S.Ed./M.Ed. Double Dawg pathway on the cohort application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so that prospective students can apply during the entire year before their intended fall semester start, up to July 1 before fall semester begins in August, assuming space in the Middle Grades Program allows. Applications received after the cohort has reached capacity will still be evaluated and those who are recommended for admission will be placed on a wait list.

All applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher by state mandate for admission into a teacher preparation program.

Note: Students must pass or exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment to enter the EDMG BSED program.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

EDMS 7010, 3
EDMG 7020, 3
EDMG 7035, 3
EDMG 7040, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Everyone in this dual degree pathway will choose two content areas for certification as teachers in grades 4-8. Regarding sequence, EDMG 5010 must be taken in the first fall semester; EDMG 7020 must be taken concurrently with EDMG 5020L the following spring semester; EDMG 7035 must be taken concurrently with EDMG 7035-L the second/final fall; and EDMG 7040 must be taken concurrently with EDMG 5460 the second/final spring (it is required that students only be enrolled in EDMG 5460 and EDMG 7040 that semester).

Admission to Graduate Program

Students must apply to the Graduate School during spring of Year 4 for admission in summer Year 4. Required documentation includes the Graduate School application, application fee, and unofficial transcripts. If the student's Grade Point Average for at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework is 3.2 or above, the student will NOT have to take an entrance exam. If a student's Grade Point Average for 60 hours of coursework is below 3.2, the student will be required to take an entrance exam. The student will have the option of taking either the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Gayle Andrews
  • Email: gandrews@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4244
  • Address: 630A Aderhold Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed.
  • Department/College: Educational Theory and Practice

Advising Contact

  • Name: Laurie Zielinski
  • Email: lhaworth@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1717
  • Address: 612 Aderhold Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Middle Grades Education M.Ed.
  • Department/College: Educational Theory and Practice

Advising Contact

  • Name: Gayle Andrews
  • Email: gandrews@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4244
  • Address: 630A Aderhold Hall