The Master of Science degree in Middle Grades Education Program is designed to assist in-service teachers who already have a T-4 certificate to acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills and a repertoire of specialized teaching skills for students in grades 4 through 8. The specialized content courses provide advanced level instruction in communicative arts, mathematics, science, social sciences, and reading. Field-based instruction within the teacher’s own classroom and other settings is incorporated in over 40 percent of the coursework leading to the degree. A specialized content practicum allows the candidates to continue to apply content knowledge in a suitable setting. The Master of Science in Middle Grades Education is a thirty-six (36) Credit Hour program that leads to a T-5 for the in-service educator.
Graduates of the MSED in Middle Grades Education program are eligible for certification at the T-5 level and for positions in teaching upper elementary and middle school students.
NOTE: Certification requirements in addition to the curriculum listed in this page include a couorse in the teaching of reading a course in teaching students with disabilities, and demonstration of computer literacy (embedded in course work). If these were not satisfied at the undegraduate program backing to the T-4, they must be satisfied in this program as advised by the MSED coordinator.
A majority of the courses in the master’s program are taught at the Warner Robins Campus, just 5 minutes from I-75 on Osigian Boulveard.
We attract and maintain a diverse faculty whose excellence in teaching, research and scholarly experiences prepare our students with knowledge and skills, as well as for responsiveness to the changing external environment. Our faculty takes advantage of the latest technology through the ready availability of computer hardware and software through easy access to a range of workshops, institutes and semin – See more at: http://localhost/fvsu/?page_id=8567&preview=true#sthash.iBKyskaj.dpuf
Dr. Alfrieda Manson
Phone: (478) 825-6192, 825-6365
FAX: (478) 825-6162