Total Credit Hours: 36          Degree Format: Online

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Concentration Areas: Math & Science program is an online degree offered collaboratively with two accredited Colleges of Education in the University System of Georgia: Valdosta State University (CAEP accreditation) and North Georgia College and State University (NCATE accreditation). Math and Science are the two concentration areas of study for this online M.Ed. program.

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science is an advanced degree, offering in-service middle grades teachers the opportunity to pursue advanced training in their teaching fields. Current certification in Middle Grades Math and/or Science is required for admission to the degree program, in order for the candidate to be considered for a teaching certificate upgrade. This 12-course program can be completed in four consecutive semesters – about 16 months – with full-time enrollment. Courses are offered on a continuous basis, allowing for part-time enrollment. All coursework, including exams, is done online. No campus visits are required to complete the program.

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following degrees for Middle Grades teachers or prospective teachers:

  • M.ED. IN MIDDLE GRADES MATH/SCIENCE
  • MASTER OF ARTS FOR TEACHERS IN MIDDLE GRADES 

For working teachers who are currently certified in and are teaching Middle Grades Math or Science. For more information, please visit: Georgia ONmyLINE M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science Website

Program Contact: Crystal Marshall, email: coehsgrad@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-259-5095

  

Georgia ONmyLINE M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science Website

 

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

The Middle Grades Math and Science program is a Georgia On My Line program (GOML). Please visit the VSU GOML Calendar for semester deadlines.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Graduate Application
    • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
    • Apply Online
  • Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework.
    • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School
    • Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. VSU has a “no forgiveness policy” when calculating GPAs. Applicants not meeting the required GPA may be eligible for admission by an alternative pathway. (See below).
    • Must hold a valid, Level 4 or higher Induction or Professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math and/or Middle Grades Science in the State of Georgia. Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible if they hold the equivalent of a Georgia professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math or Science. VSU reserves the right to request additional documentation, if needed.
  • Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical FormThe form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
    • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
    • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
    • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
    • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
    • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
    • Check out a complete list of accepted documents and residency information here.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Admission by Alternative Pathway Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale AND meet requirements for one of the following alternative pathways:
    • Alternative Pathway 1: Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree (i.e. 3000 and 4000 level coursework); or
    • Alternative Pathway 2: Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework (must have completed at least 6 credit hours of graduate work in which a letter grade was awarded); or
    • Alternative Pathway 3: Have an undergraduate GPA earned ten or more years prior to admission
  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Must hold a valid, Level 4 or higher Induction or Professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math and/or Middle Grades Science in the State of Georgia. Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible if they hold the equivalent of a Georgia professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math or Science. VSU reserves the right to request additional documentation, if needed.
  • Applicants seeking admission by an alternative pathway must also submit a writing sample. The writing sample should address how completing the Master of Education with a Major in Middle Grades Math and Science program fits into the student's professional teaching and learning goals. The statement should be no longer than 300 words.

Note: To be eligible for a certificate upgrade from the GaPSC upon completion of the MED in Middle Grades Math and Science, a candidate must hold a certification in Middle Grades math and/or science prior to beginning the program.

For additional program questions contact the College of Education & Human Services Online Programs at coehsgrad@valdosta.edu.

Additional Admission Information

  • For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
    • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
    • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu
    • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

Middle Grades Education

  1. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
  2. Candidates must submit an application for graduation at least one semester prior to their expected graduation date.
  3. Candidates will successfully complete the Dewar College of Education Advanced Teacher Self-Assessment Instrument.
  4. Candidates will successfully complete an advanced portfolio.

Total Credit Hours: 36          Degree Format: Online

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Concentration Areas: Math & Science program is an online degree offered collaboratively with two accredited Colleges of Education in the University System of Georgia: Valdosta State University (CAEP accreditation) and North Georgia College and State University (NCATE accreditation). Math and Science are the two concentration areas of study for this online M.Ed. program.

The M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science is an advanced degree, offering in-service middle grades teachers the opportunity to pursue advanced training in their teaching fields. Current certification in Middle Grades Math and/or Science is required for admission to the degree program, in order for the candidate to be considered for a teaching certificate upgrade. This 12-course program can be completed in four consecutive semesters – about 16 months – with full-time enrollment. Courses are offered on a continuous basis, allowing for part-time enrollment. All coursework, including exams, is done online. No campus visits are required to complete the program.

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following degrees for Middle Grades teachers or prospective teachers:

  • M.ED. IN MIDDLE GRADES MATH/SCIENCE
  • MASTER OF ARTS FOR TEACHERS IN MIDDLE GRADES 

For working teachers who are currently certified in and are teaching Middle Grades Math or Science. For more information, please visit: Georgia ONmyLINE M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science Website

Program Contact: Crystal Marshall, email: coehsgrad@valdosta.edu, phone: 229-259-5095

  

Georgia ONmyLINE M.Ed. in Middle Grades Math and Science Website

 

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer Semester: April 15

The Middle Grades Math and Science program is a Georgia On My Line program (GOML). Please visit the VSU GOML Calendar for semester deadlines.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Online Graduate Application
    • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
    • Apply Online
  • Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework.
    • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School
    • Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. VSU has a “no forgiveness policy” when calculating GPAs. Applicants not meeting the required GPA may be eligible for admission by an alternative pathway. (See below).
    • Must hold a valid, Level 4 or higher Induction or Professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math and/or Middle Grades Science in the State of Georgia. Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible if they hold the equivalent of a Georgia professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math or Science. VSU reserves the right to request additional documentation, if needed.
  • Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical FormThe form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
    • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
    • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
    • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
    • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
    • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
    • Check out a complete list of accepted documents and residency information here.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Admission by Alternative Pathway Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale AND meet requirements for one of the following alternative pathways:
    • Alternative Pathway 1: Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree (i.e. 3000 and 4000 level coursework); or
    • Alternative Pathway 2: Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework (must have completed at least 6 credit hours of graduate work in which a letter grade was awarded); or
    • Alternative Pathway 3: Have an undergraduate GPA earned ten or more years prior to admission
  • Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Must hold a valid, Level 4 or higher Induction or Professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math and/or Middle Grades Science in the State of Georgia. Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible if they hold the equivalent of a Georgia professional teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math or Science. VSU reserves the right to request additional documentation, if needed.
  • Applicants seeking admission by an alternative pathway must also submit a writing sample. The writing sample should address how completing the Master of Education with a Major in Middle Grades Math and Science program fits into the student's professional teaching and learning goals. The statement should be no longer than 300 words.

Note: To be eligible for a certificate upgrade from the GaPSC upon completion of the MED in Middle Grades Math and Science, a candidate must hold a certification in Middle Grades math and/or science prior to beginning the program.

For additional program questions contact the College of Education & Human Services Online Programs at coehsgrad@valdosta.edu.

Additional Admission Information

  • For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
    • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
    • Email Us: gradschool@valdosta.edu
    • Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

Middle Grades Education

  1. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
  2. Candidates must submit an application for graduation at least one semester prior to their expected graduation date.
  3. Candidates will successfully complete the Dewar College of Education Advanced Teacher Self-Assessment Instrument.
  4. Candidates will successfully complete an advanced portfolio.