Secondary, Adult & Physical Education


Department of Adolescent
and Adult Education

University Hall 201
Fax: 912.344.3496

Program Overview

Bachelor of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Middle Grades Education

This program is no longer admitting students.

Format:          On Campus
Credits:         124 Semester Hours

Program Features

Graduates upon completion of all requirements, are recommended for a Certificate of Eligiblity in Middle Grades Education (grades 4-8) in two of the following areas: Language Arts; Mathematics; Social Sciences; Science. The program is designed to allow you to gain experience throughout matriculation working with local teachers and students to enhance their knowledge and skills required to evaluate, plan, and provide research-based effective learning experiences to diverse students. 

Program Outcomes

Students will accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate professional written and oral teaching methodologies.
  2. Demonstrate effective classroom preparation for management and instructional purposes
  3. Demonstrates appropriate Content Knowledge

Courses & Requirements

The program of study has been designed for you to become professional, reflective educators proficient in your content fields as well as the use of technology in the classroom. Program completers will accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Developmentally responsive: Using the distinctive nature of young adolescents as the foundation upon which all decisions about school organization, policies, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are made.
  2. Challenging: Ensuring that every student learns and every member of the learning community is held to high expectations.
  3. Empowering: Providing all students with the knowledge and skills they need to take responsibility for their lives, to address life's challenges, to function successfully at all levels of society, and to be creators of knowledge.
  4. Equitable: Advocating for and ensuring every student's right to learn and providing appropriately challenging and relevant learning opportunities for every student.

You may begin this program during any semester. Please review the course rotation schedule for semester specific details.

Admission to Candidacy

You must be Admitted to Candidacy to matriculate. In order to be regularly admitted to candidacy, students must satisfy all regular program admission requirements and submit as one packet all documents identified in the Admission to Candidacy Application. It is recommended you make an appointment with your advisor three (3) weeks prior to submitting your admission paperwork.

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Students assume primary responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with program requirements. Questions should be directed to the student's advisor or academic department.


Courses & Requirements 
Course Rotation Schedule
Advisement & Registration