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Master of Education in Middle Grades Math & Science

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a fully online Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science for in-service teachers to expand their knowledge in highly sought-after teaching fields.  Admission is through UNG Graduate Admissionsnew window. Top graduate faculty from UNG and Valdosta State University teach the courses. This 12-course program can be completed in four consecutive semesters - about 16 months - with a full-time enrollment. Courses are offered on a continuous basis allowing for part-time enrollment. All course-work, including exams, is done online. No campus visits are required to complete the program.

Campus Availability

Online

Program Information

Students must have access to a middle grades classroom (grades 4 - 8) Math or Science to complete coursework. If not, please contact your advisor upon acceptance into program. Students conduct all work online, including team projects, exams, discussion posts, and case studies. Students have access to online academic resources such as those available through UNG's Library Technology Center. Courses are asynchronous, so there are no scheduled online class meetings except those you might make with peers for group work.

Technology: Students must have high speed internet access.  Courses are delivered via Desire to Learn course management system.  In addition, all students are required to purchase the LiveText assessment programnew window. Additional software may be required. 

Quick Facts

  • Program begins each semester.
  • Next application deadline: December 12, 2016 for Spring 2017
  • 36 semester-hour program.
  • Completely online, no campus visits required.
  • May be completed in four consecutive semesters.

Admission Information

Visit the Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science (MEd) webpage on the Graduate Admissions website for admission requirement

Course Information

For details regarding course information, visit the Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science webpage in the Graduate Catalog.

New Students

Welcome to the University of North Georgia's Masters of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science program.  Hopefully you received an acceptance letter directing you to this site, which contains very important information on how to begin your studies, as well as guides on other processes and protocols. Please check this site for information regarding questions you may have. Note that these guides are meant for students enrolled in this Georgia on my line (GOML) program. Here are some key steps for getting started:

  1. Student Email - Upon admission to the University of North Georgia, each student is provided with a student e-mail account. Student e-mail is the official channel of communication between the university and its students. It is the responsibility of the student to periodically monitor his/her student e-mail account and be aware of the information sent by the university. Lack of knowledge that results from failure to monitor university e-mail communications will not excuse students from complying with university policies, procedures and/or deadlines and will not be considered grounds for appeal for relief from those policies, procedures and deadlines. Visit the student email web page on the IT Service Desk blog for details about your username, password, how to access your email and other important email information.
  2. Banner: This system allows students to register, access their student records and financial aid, and update personal information. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with this system. Visit the UNG Banner Web webpagenew window for details on accessing this system.
  3. Advisement: Dr. April Nelms april.nelms@ung.edunew window
  4. Calendars: Please see view (and bookmark) the Current Calendarnew window for important dates, such as registration and start of classes.
  5. Course Registration: Registration is completed through the regular campus registration system, using your Banner log-in username and password. 
  6. Paying for Courses: This is important so that you are not dropped from your courses. You may view your invoice within your Banner account.
  7. Accessing Courses: For GoVIEW/GOML students, there is also a special course management system, Desire to Learn (D2L). Access your GeorgiaVIEW account by following the on screen instructions.
  8. LiveText and your Program Portfolio: For your capstone, end-of-the-program project, you are required to complete a Program Portfolio. First, you will purchase a membership to an online management program called LiveText, Inc.  Visit LiveText at www.livetext.comnew window and purchase the 'standard' version of LiveText.  This online product is a one-time purchase that is good for the length of the program and one year in the field.

    VERY IMPORTANT STEP: Once you've purchased LiveText with University of North Georgia, because you'll be taking courses through Valdosta State University too, you'll need to register with both schools. To this, send a brief email to support@livetext.com, give them your LiveText username and ask them to 'add you to the Valdosta State University domain. This will allow you to view both UNG and Valdosta work, as well as allowing instructors from both schools to view your work.
  9. Your Program Portfolio: Your portfolio will be a collection of your work or 'artifacts' that you've completed in your courses. You will select work that best represents your performance but work that also aligns to the National Board for Professional Teachers standardsnew window.  Your portfolio will also include a brief reflection in which you will make connections between the standards and your work. The portfolio template can be located and started by following these instructions:

To create your portfolio:
- Log in to LiveText.
- Click on the 'Documents' tab.
- Click on the 'New' button.
- Select the 'North Georgia portfolios' folder.
- Select the 'M.Ed. MGMS Program Portfolio (Middle Grades Math & Science)' template.
- Give your document a name and click on the 'Save as New Document' button.  You have now created your portfolio document and do NOT have to 'create' it again!!

To update/work on your portfolio:
- Log in to LiveText.
- Click on the 'Documents' tab.
- Locate your portfolio and click on the title link.
- Now begin working on your portfolio by clicking on the sections (navigation bar) and the 'edit' buttons.  The template includes prompts to assist you in completing the portfolio.  We recommend that you work on the portfolio throughout your program and not leave it for the end.  For further instructions on LiveText, visit the Student Help pagesnew window within LiveText.  Part of the fee for LiveText includes an online helpdesk.  Take advantage of this service by using the email links in the lower right corner of every LiveText screen.

To send your portfolio to your advisor:
- Log in to LiveText.
- click on the 'Documents' tab.
- Locate your portfolio and click on the title link.
- From within your portfolio, click on the 'Send for Review' button.
- From within the 'Document Chooser' window, click on the checkbox next to your portfolio title. Click on Select Document.
- The system will give you a brief confirmation message.

To locate your 'reviewed' portfolio:
- Log in to LiveText.
- Click on the 'Review' tab and locate your portfolio. 

Help: For technical questions, contact the campus HelpDesk at helpdesk@ung.edu.  For program questions, contact the COE Graduate Office, coegrads@ung.edu

Getting Help

General Inquiry and Admissions

For general information about the University of North Georgia's online programs, contact Kathy Moody (706.864.1757) at kmoody@ung.edu.
For help with College of Education graduate programs, contact the COE Graduate Office - Reginia Boling (706-864-1600) at reginia.boling@ung.edu

Shared Systems

UNG's Email - Submit help request at helpdesk@ung.edu  or call UNG HelpDesk at (706-864-1922 - be sure to identify yourself as a GOML student).
UNG's Student ID Number - Contact the UNG's Registrar's Office at regoff@ung.edu  (706-864-1760).
UNG's Registration System - Access your Banner account.

GoVIEW/GOML - GeorgiaVIEW Technical Problems

When submitting a help request, be sure to identify yourself as a UNG GOML/GoVIEW Online Program student.
Submit help request at helpdesk@ung.edu or call UNG HelpDesk (706-864-1922).

UNG Online Technical Problems

Bannernew window - Course System - view on screen instructions

LiveText - Visit www.livetext.comnew window to purchase and utilize the course/program management system.  Once purchased, LiveText provides online support at support@livetext.com or you can contact Kathy Moody - kmoody@ung.edu or your instructor. See LiveText Help page for more information.

Specific Academic Concerns or Feedback

For any concern regarding the MGMS program or courses please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Dr. April Nelms at april.nelms@ung.edu

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

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