Secondary & Middle Grades Education

SMGE Specialist Degrees

The Ed.S. In Secondary or Middle Grades Education program coursework is fully online*, preparing professional teachers to enhance their content and instructional expertise and strengthening their ability to improve student learning.

Degree Highlights:

  • Six content-based areas: Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
  • Completed in four semesters (15 months); 30 credit hours
  • 100% ONLINE options for concentrations in English, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and History
  • Hybrid options (80+% online): Secondary Chemistry
  • All degrees are approved for certificate upgrades by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • Focus on learner-centered curriculum and instruction in the content areas
  • Small class sizes and individualized learning
  • Designed to advance middle grades and secondary teachers’ content knowledge and knowledge of diverse adolescent learners
  • Coursework may be transferred into the Ed.D. in Secondary and Middle Grades Education program
  • GRE waiver available (click here for details)

*The Secondary Chemistry Education program includes two content courses (6 credit hours) designed as hybrid courses. Students may also attend several face-to-face classes on campus during summer.

Program of Study

The program includes 30 total hours, including 9 hours of education and research core courses, 12 hours of secondary or middle grades major courses, and 9 hours of teaching field courses.

We offer the following degree options:

  • Ed.S. in Middle Grades Language Arts
  • Ed.S. in Secondary English
  • Ed.S. in Middle Grades Mathematics
  • Ed.S. in Secondary Mathematics
  • Ed.S. in Middle Grades Science
  • Ed.S. in Secondary Chemistry
  • Ed.S. in Middle Grades Social Studies
  • Ed.S. in Secondary History

*All courses are Fully Online, except content courses in Chemistry Education and American Studies.