The B.S. in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare effective teachers for learners in the middle grades (grades 4 through 8) and leads to initial teacher certification in two content areas (language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies) for grades 4-8 in Georgia.
The program emphasizes advancement of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of middle grades education. Through year long clinical experiences, candidates apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.
Program of Study
The program includes 120 total hours, including 42 hours of Professional Education courses. All students complete 60 hours of General Education courses. Candidates choose to concentrate study in two of the following content areas, declaring one area as “primary” and the other as “secondary":
NOTE: The Reading Education concentration is no longer admitting students. Students who complete EDRD 3320 prior to or during the fall semester of 2017 will be allowed to complete the concentration. Please contact the B.S. in Middle Grades Education Program Coordinator at email@example.com for more information.
Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.Middle Grades Education Degree Pathway
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Choose Your Area Expertise — A secondary education degree from KSU provides you the opportunity to choose the focus of your teaching career. You can select concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.
Hands-On Learning Experience — Secondary Education degree graduates get the opportunity to experience unique, hands-on learning experiences. You’ll graduate from the program with the tools and skills needed to begin your career.
Advocate for Education Resources — Many educational professionals must also learn to advocate for their students’ needs. You will have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to support your students — at the local, state and even national levels.
A Secondary Education degree focuses on a specialized subject matter (biology, math, chemistry, etc.) and teaching skills. As you progress in your career, you can broaden your expertise in either field or student body (middle to high school). The Secondary Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:
This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate a Master's degree at KSU.Double Owl Pathways