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Middle Grades Education Graduate Program

The Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Middle Grades Education. The curriculum is designed for certified teachers who seek advanced knowledge and skills for the middle grade classroom. The program is offered in a traditional format. Applicants who wish to pursue an M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science in an online format, should consider the Georgia ONmyLINE M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science.

M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education

Students in the M.Ed. program select two concentrations of study from the following options: language arts, mathematics, science, reading, or social studies. The M.Ed. is a 36 semester-hour curriculum which emphasizes refinement of instructional skills and the advanced candidate's development as a master teacher. This program admits each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

Alternative Certification For Teaching (Initial Certification-MAT AND ACT Programs)

The Alternative Certification for Teachers (ACT) program is designed for career changers and those who are currently teaching on a non-renewable (provisional) certificate. It is designed as a two year program; at the end of the first year a candidate may be recommended for initial renewable certification (T-4) and at the end of the second year a candidate may earn a master's degree (M.ED) with a T-5 certification. Cohort groups begin in June or January.

The Master's of Arts of Teaching (MAT) is a fifth year certification program and is a full time day time program in which candidates may earn a master's degree (MAT) and a renewable teaching certification in a 4 semester program of study with cohort groups beginning in June or January.