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Education Specialist in Middle Grades Education

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Middle Grades Education is designed to meet the demands of teachers in grades 4-8 as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the master’s degree.  Students are able to collaborate with others across disciplines as they explore teacher leadership opportunities and develop leadership skills.  Coursework allows students to apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research and to continue the development of technology skills, especially in using technology to impact and assess student learning.


  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level five certificate in Middle Grades Education or a Certificate of Eligibility for a level five Induction certificate in Middle Grades Education
  • 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted
  • Statement of purpose
  • Disclosure and Affirmation statements

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)