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Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education is one of two Department of Education Undergraduate Degrees offered at YHC. The Department of Education Middle Grades Program trains and equips students to teach middle grades students in accordance with requirements established by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

The Department of Education Middle Grades Program is built on the same liberal arts core as other programs of the College. The major has been created to provide students with opportunities to understand classroom instructional theory, best practices, and leadership skills both in the classroom and field experiences offered by the department. Students in the Middle Grades Program select two areas of concentration from the core areas of math, science, social studies and language arts.

What classes will you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • Pre-professional classes that will introduce you to the profession and teach you about various learners and learning communities
  • Major classes in Education, including:
    • Extensive Field and Clinical Experiences in local area schools
    • In depth classes in the chosen areas of concentration, classroom assessment and working with students in a very diverse society.

What can you do with a major in Middle Grades Education?

A Middle Grades degree, upon certification, allows you to teach in a middle grades school in Georgia, as well as in the upper grades (4-5) in elementary school. Through reciprocity Middle Grades certification is recognized in almost all other states, private and Department of Defense schools. The degree opens options to continue to pursue master’s certification and other advanced degrees.