Middle Grades Education (M.Ed)

The Master of Education in Middle Grades Education program offered at Georgia College is intended for persons who already hold or qualify for a Georgia Teacher’s certificate.  The advanced level of certification is associated with the completion of the Master of Middle Grades Education degree program.  This program extends and expands the study of the development of young adolescents at an advanced level as outlined in the conceptual framework.  Within the context of the master’s degree program, candidates are exposed to a wide variety of information related to education and work with young adolescents with particular emphasis on deepening their content knowledge, serving as mentors for beginning teachers, advocating for middle grades students in the larger professional community and conducting action research in classrooms. Courses are offered in a partially online format with classes meeting at the Macon Center. The cohort begins each May and provides the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning combined with in-person class meetings that allow for collaborative learning and networking opportunities with colleagues across the state.

Admission Requirements:

  • University Admissions Form
  • Two professional recommendations (pdf)
  • Official copies of all transcripts
  • GPA Requirement:
    • Option 1: Applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for admission to College of Education graduate programs OR
    • Option 2: Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university and hold 3 successful years of teaching experience, as documented by a letter from the current employer, may be considered for admission to a College of Education graduate program. 
  • Verification of Immunization
  • Verification of Georgia T4 certification or evidence of qualification for one (or a minimum of an induction certificate)
  • Resume

Degree Requirements

Contact


Dr. Nancy B. Mizelle
Middle Grades Education Program Coordinator
Room 126 Kilpatrick Building
478-445-6555
Nancy.Mizelle@gcsu.edu


Ms. Shanda Brand
Graduate Admissions Director
217A Kilpatrick Building
CBX 70 Georgia College
478-445-1383 Fax: 478-445-6582
Shanda.Brand@gcsu.edu