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Middle Grades Education

Education at Young Harris College is steeped in tradition. Since its founding in 1886, YHC has encouraged graduates to go make the world a better place, and many began doing so by teaching in local schools. For well over a century, we’ve continued to fulfill that mission and serve the region with capable educators.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Education (Middle Grades Education) at YHC provides rigorous coursework, personal advisement, a versatile content-based education through our liberal arts curriculum, plus invaluable field and clinical experiences leading to public school certification in grades 4-8. View the Teacher Preparation Program Handbook.

Following YHC’s own approach to education, our division teaches you to follow a learner-centered and hands-on approach in the classroom. YHC partners with 16 local public and charter schools in the region, so you’re placed in the appropriate setting for rewarding observation, practica and student teaching experiences.  

Our faculty are seasoned, having worked as middle grades educators or administrators themselves. So you can learn from your professors’ real-world insight in classroom discussion—from integrating technology into lesson plans to anti-bullying tactics.

All graduates leave with the knowledge and skills to become successful educators—in the classroom and the field. You can get ready to teach or further your education with secondary certifications and post-baccalaureate programs. Some alumni have also found their place in:

•    School administration
•    Child care/counseling
•    Textbook publishing
•    Nonprofit organizations
•    Education advocacy
•    Entrepreneurial endeavors

View the Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Middle Grades Education and Certification curriculum.

Questions? Contact Assistant Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for Middle Grades Education Dr. Sharon Jackson.

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