B.S. in Middle Grades Education


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 advancement 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 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":

  • Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

This program is governed by two sets of admission requirements and deadlines: 1) Kennesaw State University's undergraduate admissions requirements 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 mgesmge@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 Bagwell Advising and Student Success Center at 470.578.6105 or email BCOE_advising@kennesaw.edu.