Middle Grades Education B.S.

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The BS in Middle Grades Education program consists of extensive field-based learning and integrated, cross-disciplinary course work. The curriculum and the field experiences prepare teacher candidates to address the human relations and diversity within the public schools. The Middle Grades Education program is organized in cohorts led by mentor leaders. A cohort is a group of students who begins and ends a program at the same time. The teacher candidates take courses together providing program offerings that enhance the opportunities for developing collaboration that will eventually help the students as they work in schools and in the community.

The Middle Grades Education program is designed to prepare prospective teachers of young adolescents in grades 4-8. In addition to field placements in elementary and middle grades classrooms throughout the two years in the program, teacher candidates will take courses to support two areas of concentration: English/language arts and a choice of either mathematics, science, or social science.

For admission into the Middle Grades Education program, professional courses are primarily taken in the third and fourth years. After being officially accepted to Georgia College, students must apply on or before the third Friday in January to be considered for acceptance into a College of Education teacher education program beginning the next fall. Cohort application packets are available online in October, and acceptance is competitive.

The Middle Grades Education program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Ga PSC) and is Nationally Recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). The John H. Lounsbury College of Education is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) program sponsors the Annual Summit Conference each October and Georgia College is currently the Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) Host Institution from 2017-2019.  



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Middle Grades Education B.S.

Michael Lerzo

Academic Advisor I

M.A.T., Secondary Education
Georgia College & State University

B.A., Spanish
Georgia College & State University

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Dr. Miriam Jordan

Program Coordinator
Room 217C

EdD, University of Georgia; MEd, Georgia College & State University; BA, Wesleyan College