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Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science (MEd)

The University of North Georgia offers an online Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science in collaboration with Valdosta State University. The MEd offers middle grades certified teachers the opportunity to expand their knowledge in highly sought-after teaching fields.

Quick Facts

Online program
Program length 36 semester hours
May be completed in four consecutive semesters
UNG and VSU faculty
Certification in Middle Grades math or science required
No entrance test required

Application Deadline

Fall - July 24
Spring - December 12
Summer - May 1

Types of Admissions

Degree Seeking Regular

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Employment as a teacher in a Middle Grades classroom working with students at least 20 hours per week.
  • Clear/renewable teaching certificate in Middle Grades Math or Middle Grades Science in the state of Georgia. Graduate Admissions will verify your certificate through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC).
    • Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible. To qualify, you must hold the equivalent of a Georgia clear/renewable teaching certificate. Please contact Graduate Admissions for additional information.

Application Steps

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions or download a paper application.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and beyond.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Clear/renewable teaching certificate

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Degree Seeking Provisional

Students who do not meet the regular admission criteria may be granted provisional admission pending a successful admission appeal. See Appeal of Graduate Admission.

Provisional degree-seeking students

  • may register for a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit.
  • will be reviewed to determine eligibility for regular admission following completion of the first semester enrolled.
  • are not eligible for federal financial aid while enrolled in courses as a provisional student.
  • will not be allowed to continue in the program if a grade of C or lower is earned in any graduate course.
  • may apply for readmission after three semesters from the date removed from the program because of a deficient grade by submitting a new application to Graduate Admissions with a letter addressed to the program coordinator requesting readmission.

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions or download a paper application.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and beyond.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies.  For more details, review the GPSC website.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.
  • Clear/renewable teaching certificate
  • Letter of Appeal, see Appeal of Graduate Admission

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Transient

A student currently enrolled at a regionally accredited college or university as a graduate student in good standing may apply to UNG as a transient student.

  • Permission to take courses does not indicate or imply subsequent admission into the program.
  • Students must receive pre-approval from the program coordinator before enrolling in courses.
  • Requests will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Admission is for one semester only.
  • Students who wish to return as a transient student for a subsequent semester must re-apply through Graduate Admissions.
  • Students may be required to submit an official transcript from the home institution in order to verify adequate prerequisite knowledge/skills.

Application Steps

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions or download a paper application. Transient admission is for one semester only.  Students who wish to return as a transient student for a subsequent semester must re-apply to Graduate Admissions.

  • Application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit a letter of good standing or transient permission form documenting that the student is not on academic probation or suspension or on disciplinary suspension at his/her home institution.

Note: The letter or form should indicate the course(s) the student is being allowed to take at UNG.

Copy of Georgia teaching certificate

  • Graduate Admissions will verify your certificate through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC).
  • Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible. To qualify, you must hold the equivalent of a Georgia clear/renewable teaching certificate. Contact Graduate Admissions, grads@ung.edu, for additional information.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

All International

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs. The Master of Education Middle Grades Math and Science program does not permit F-1 visa student admission.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.

  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
grads@ung.edu

 

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Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

Program Contact

College of Education
Graduate Office
Dahlonega Campus
Dunlap 213A
706-864-1600
coegrads@ung.edu

Occupational Outlook

The typical work environment for a teacher is in a classroom setting.

 Careers and Salaries

Below you will find 2015 median annual salaries for teachers:

  • Preschool Teachers: $28,570
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers: $54,550
  • Middle School Teachers: $55,860
  • High School Teachers: $57,200
  • Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers: $50,280
  • Special Education Teachers: $56,800

 

Job Outlook

  • Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

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