Middle Grades Education M.Ed.

The Master of Middle Grades Education program at Georgia College & State University will prepare you with the knowledge, capabilities and dispositions required for effective, exemplary teachers of young adolescents.

The Association for Middle Level Education standards form the program’s philosophical and structural foundation. It is designed to support in-service teachers during their years of induction and to assist them in increasing their level of certification from a T-4 to T-5 while obtaining one of the optional credentials to move from the professional level certificate to the advanced professional. Courses are offered in a fully online format. A 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 experiences and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the state.

Admission requirements include:

  • Graduate admissions application 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.
    • 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



Middle Grades Education M.Ed.

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Dr. Miriam Jordan

Program Coordinator
Room 217C

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

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Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center