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Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education

The middle level program prepares students to work in grades 4-8. Middle level candidates select two teaching field concentrations (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading). All middle level cohorts begin in the fall semester. During the fall placement of the senior year, candidates are assigned to selected area schools and expected to attend preplanning along with the classroom teachers.

Important

Program to be offered in Gainesville beginning fall 2019 with applications coming due in spring 2019.

Admissions Information

To be eligible for admission to the Middle Grades Education Program, a student must:

  1. Complete 40 semester hours of credit applicable to the degree program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Completed EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, EDUC 2130 and Area F courses with a grade of C or higher, and successfully complete the field experience hours and display the professional dispositions required to work with students.
  3. Complete Area A with a grade of C or higher.
  4. Post a passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Test or its equivalent (see the Teacher Education Department exemption information).
  5. Complete an application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application deadlines are posted on the department web page.
  6. Provide an updated Fingerprint/criminal background check through a professional agency identified by UNG.
  7. Provide proof of professional liability insurance that is valid through projected graduation date. This insurance can be purchased through either of the professional educational organizations listed on the application form.

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

Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is projected due to expected increases in enrollment combined with declines in student–teacher ratios. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Careers & Salaries

Classroom setting with both long periods of standing and sitting. Traditional office setting can also be expected.

Special Education Teachers: median annual wage per year $58,980 (2017)

Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers: median annual wage per year $56,900 (2017)

Middle School Teachers: median annual wage per year $57,720 (2017)

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $59,170 (2017)

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