B.S. in Middle Grades Education

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Program Overview

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 development of candidate understanding of adolescent development, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, and teaching strategies particular to the teaching of middle grades education. Through yearlong clinical experiences, candidates learn to apply all they have learned so that they can impact the learning of all of their students.

Program of Study

The program includes 127-133 total hours (depending on concentration), including, at least, 25 hours of professional sequence courses. All students complete, at least, 60 total hours of General Education courses. The number of hours required for lower division major requirements vary depending on concentration: 

  • Language Arts Education - 15-18 credit hours
  • Mathematics Education - 16-19 credit hours
  • Science Education - 19 credit hours
  • Social Studies Education - 15-18 credit hours

NOTE: The Reading Education concentration is no longer admitting students. Students who completed 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 mgesmge@kennesaw.edu for more information.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

This program is governed by two sets of admission requirements and deadlines: 1) Kennesaw State University's undergraduate admissions requirements, including the Competitive Admissions Model, and 2) the Bagwell College of Education admission policies for Teacher Education.

Please be sure to review both websites to ensure that you have met all requirements for program admission.

Contact Us

For more information about this degree program, please call 470.578.6314 or email bsedsmge@kennesaw.edu. For more information on undergraduate admissions, please call 770.423.6300 or email KSUAdmit@kennesaw.edu. For more information on advisement in undergraduate education programs, please call Education Student Services at 470.578.6105 or email BCOE_advising@kennesaw.edu.

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