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Teaching Middle Grades Education

Columbus State University

12 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education from Columbus State University is designed for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in a closely related field who wish to obtain a teaching certificate and master's degree in middle grades education.


Certification in this field is for grades 4 through 8. The M.A.T. provides professional and pedagogical studies that develop proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and habits of beginning teachers. Candidates must select two concentrations (Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies) and have a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in each concentration.

We offer a master degree in Teaching Middle Grades Education at Columbus State University. Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using a wide range of instructional strategies and differentiating instruction to help all students learn
  • Demonstrate proficiency in assessing student learning and using assessment data to improve teaching and learning
  • Apply and add to the body of educational research related to teaching and learning
  • Display ongoing reflection and growth regarding values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Instructional Applications
  • Foundations of Education: Human Development, Motivation & Learning
  • Foundations of Education: Special Education
  • Introduction to Teaching and Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
  • Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner
  • Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in related field or a minimum of 25 semester hours of approved coursework
  • Transcript evaluation to determine content courses needed for certification.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • Satisfactory scores on the general portion (quantitative and verbal) of the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with "writing assessment" component; OR passing scores on the GACE content examinations required in the intended teacher certification field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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