Middle Grades Education, M.Ed. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
24 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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Offered through the University of Georgia's Mary Frances Early College of Education's Department of Educational Theory and Practice, the Master of Education in Middle Grades Education centers on the education of young adolescents in middle grades (4-8) and is grounded in equity and justice frameworks. 


This program at the University of Georgia is designed for current middle grades teachers, or for those with an interest in young adolescent education. Coursework is offered face-to-face and online in spring, summer, and fall to accommodate the working professional, and is taught by the internationally recognized faculty of UGA's award-winning College of Education.

Faculty in the Masters of Education program will address theoretical perspectives and research-based approaches to working with young adolescents today, as well as the latest philosophy on middle grades teaching and learning. Topics of emphasis include critical constructions of young adolescents, safer and equitable spaces for young adolescents, justice-oriented curriculum and assessment, pedagogical content knowledge, teaching with an equity-oriented inquiry stance, and family-school-community partnerships.

Middle Grades Education Program Commitments:

  • To cultivate and sustain a more equitable world, the Middle Grades Education program commits to embodying and modeling justice-oriented curriculum design and related experiences that position youth and educators
  • To build positive, supportive, humanizing relationships with and among youth, families, and communities;
  • To advocate with and for youth to embody their power and possibility to create a more equitable world; and
  • To inquire individually and collectively around practices, structures, and systems using critical reflection and analysis to inspire critical action.

Programme Structure


  • The Middle Grades 4-8: Creating Safer & Equitable Spaces for Young Adolescents
  • Critical Constructions of Young Adolescents 9-15
  • Theory and Practice of Service-Learning in P-12 Settings
  • Equity-Oriented Curriculum Planning in the Middle Grades
  • Equity-focused Instructional Strategies for Young Adolescents
  • Trends and Issues in Middle Grades Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA for all undergraduate courses should be 2.8 or above on a four-point scale
  • Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

Tuition Fee

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    24676 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
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