The Valdosta State middle grades education undergraduate curriculum is designed to create versatile, well-rounded educators who can teach in a number of areas. Students must choose two areas of study from the following concentrations: reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics or science. Technology is an important part of the middle grades education curriculum, and students take several classes that introduce them to high-tech teaching tools such as iPods and iPads. Students are required to spend a minimum of 900 hours in a classroom setting. Upon graduation, students are prepared to embark on careers as middle grades educators.