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B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Middle Grades Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Students who complete the major in Middle Grades will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. VSU’s Middle Grades program is approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission, Georgia’s teacher certifying agency. All Middle Grades majors complete the core curriculum, Areas A-F, with area F being specific to Middle Grades concentration areas. Twenty-four hours in the major are also dedicated to the chosen concentration areas. Upon acceptance into teacher education, students have major specific courses. Upon graduation, students are Middle Grades certification eligible.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the Valdosta State University middle grades education program enjoy small classes, have meaningful interactions with faculty members and receive training in various technologies including Google, Apple, and Microsoft platforms.  The department maintains collaborative partnerships with public schools, communities, and post-secondary institutions in South Georgia, enabling students to gain invaluable experience in middle grades classrooms.

What You'll Learn

The Middle Grades Education (MGED) program at Valdosta State University provides experiences that allow pre-service teachers to develop the content knowledge and teaching skills necessary for meeting the diverse needs of their future students. Emphasis is placed on student-centered and reflective approaches for teaching and learning, communicating effectively, integrating technology into teaching, and fostering positive relationships within the larger community.

Cost & Admission Requirements

For information about tuition and fees please visit our Tuition and Fees page

For more information about admission requirements, please visit our undergraduate admissions page


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  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Private/Professional Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant
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    Valdosta, GA 31698