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Middle Grades Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The MEd in Middle Grades Education program at the University of Georgia is a leader in the field of middle school reform and is one of the oldest middle school-specific MEd programs in the nation.


The Middle Grades Education Program at the University of Georgia offers one M.Ed. degree program for individuals who already hold middle grades (4 through 8) certification. The program leads to eligibility for T5 (Masters level) certification in Georgia.

The 36 credit hour M.Ed. program consists of 12 courses taken in four areas: (a) foundations of education (1 course); (b) characteristics, programs, and problems of the middle school (5 courses); (c) middle school subject matter (5 courses); and (d) research (1 course).

A maximum of 6 semester hours may, with the permission of the advisor, be transferred from another accredited institution. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA, a GRE score of at least 850, with a minimum score of 400 on each of the verbal and quantitative subtests, or an MAT score of at least 402. Application deadlines for U.S. applicants wanting to begin in the Summer or Fall Semesters is March 1 and the deadline for beginning in the Spring semester is October 1. If there is space available, faculty may consider late applications.

Programme Structure

 We are home to initial certification programs at the bachelor's and master's levels in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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