Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    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.

    School Overview

    University of North Georgia was founded in 1873 as a branch of the Georgia College of Agriculture and Mechanical through the University of Georgia. The first classes held at University of North Georgia served both men and women, making it the first coeducational college in the state. In 1929 the name of the school became North Georgia College. Then in 1932, the college was reduced to a two-year junior college but was reinstated as a four-year college by 1946. In 2012, North Georgia College and the State University with Gainesville State College merged to form the University of North Georgia by January 2013. The school's mission is "to provide an environment of academic excellence that develops leaders who respect all people, maintain high ethical standards, continue intellectual and personal growth and serve the community, the state, the nation and the world."

    Students have a variety of options academically at University of North Georgia leading to associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. There are four schools in which students can find a program:

    • College of Arts & Letters
    • Mike Cottrell College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Health Sciences & Professions
    • College of Science & Mathematics
    • University College
    • Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis

    University of North Georgia offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can be completed through its distance learning program. 


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