Middle Grades Education

Bachelor's of Science in Middle Grades Education

Gordon State College's program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Education, Middle Grades Education, leads to certification in grades 4-8 in the State of Georgia. Freshmen and sophomore students must complete the core curriculum requirements (Elementary, Middle Grades, or Secondary Education) prior to admission as teacher candidates in their junior year. This degree meets the requirements for highly qualified middle school teachers certified to work in Georgia by the Professional Standards Commission (PSC). Note the upper level course requirements in content areas I & II. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education program will choose two content areas of specialization in from the following;

Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Science, or Social Science

In response to the needs of the State of Georgia, all Gordon State College Middle School program majors must choose one of the following as concentration content for area l. Mathematics, Reading, or Science. Concentration content area II can be from any of the remaining concentration areas. Candidates will perform field work in a 4th or 5th grade classroom for 150 hours and student-teaching will be for 600 hours in the 6-8 classroom in the concentration content area.

Course Requirements

Required Courses

39 Hours
  • EDUC 3005
  • LART 3006
  • SPED 3105
  • EDUC 3600
  • EDUC 3610
  • LART 3030
  • EDUC 4600
  • EDUC 4800
  • EDUC 3506
  • EDUC 3507
  • EDUC 4506
  • EDUC 4507

Choose six of the following courses

18 Hours
  • Upper Divsion Content Area