The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education(BSED) prepares teacher candidates for certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Unique to this program is the candidates’ participation in a May Experience at the close of the school year (during their junior year), and an August Experience at the beginning of the school year (senior year)
The BSED in MGE is a field-based program, and candidates complete a practicum experience in each pedagogical block of courses prior to Directed Teaching, the capstone clinical practice experience of 600 clock hours. Before entering Directed Teaching, candidates complete 425 hours in field experience for a total of more than 1025 hours in classrooms before completing the program. We also have a post-baccalaureate certification program in Middle Grades Education. All interested parties should call the College of Education for more information.