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Masters of Education with a Major in Middle Grades Education - Math and Science Certification

Program Details

The University of North Georgia offers a Master of Education degree in Middle Grades Education with a specialization in Math and Science for educators who want to work with children in the 5th to 8th grade and are interested in teaching mathematics and science in a way that aids learners in their development of analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills. The program is designed to advance teachers own knowledge of science subjects while introducing students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as topics and as career opportunities. Additionally, students in the program should learn how to design and assess curriculum programs to better design mathematics and science programs that will meet the need of learners in different environments.

Through the program, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of topics related to mathematics and science education and develop their educational capabilities in order to develop new ways to teach students in middle grade levels. The curriculum consists of 36 credit hours of classes which include diversity and differentiated instruction, trends and issues in mathematics and science education, and developmental education practices in mathematics and science.

Students who successfully complete this Master of Education will have the potential to display a mastery of the conceptual and comprehensive understanding of different subjects in math and science at the middle grade level, the ability to connect mathematical and scientific concepts and ideas to educational lessons and examples, to understand the processes involved in observation, analysis, measurement, and interpretation of data relating to student educational progress to better design curriculum plans to aid student development in math and science.


To qualify for regular admission, applicants must:
Hold at least a baccalaureate from a regionally-accredited, 4-year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Studies’ admission procedures.
Have achieved a score of no less than 301 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal and quantitative sections combined) if taken on or after August 1, 2011 (900 prior to August 1, 2011) or a score of no less than 391 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Only those scores that are less than 6 years old will be considered.
Students may be exempt from the GRE or MAT with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) calculated in accordance with Graduate Studies’ admission procedures or with evidence of a master’s degree in any field from a regionally-accredited institution.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges