The Master of Education degree program in Middle Grades Education prepares middle grades teachers to be expert teacher-leaders. It is a content focused, standards based program which meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission standards for the degree and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Course work emphasizes scholarly rigor through research and engagement in a variety of field-based action research projects. Technology and multicultural considerations are infused throughout the program. This Masters program does not lead to Middle Grades Certification. Persons interested in adding Middle Grades certification areas should contact the Professional Standards Commission for guidance in meeting specific certification requirements.
Candidates for the M. Ed. in Middle Grades Education take a combination of courses in the professional sequence, content, and elective areas. Candidates may take elective courses in an endorsement field and add the respective endorsement to their certificate. Candidates are strongly urged to meet with their advisors during the first semester of study to plan their programs.
Total number of hours in the program must equal 36 with at least 15 hours in the professional sequence, 12 hours in the teaching field.
*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.
The requirements for completion of an M.Ed. degree in Middle Grades Education include:
April 1 for Summer consideration - ALL documents must be submitted by deadline date.
For more information please call (470) 578-6043 or email us at GradEd@kennesaw.edu