Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Grades Education, B.S.

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Program Description

The B.S. with a major in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare effective teachers for learners in the middle school (grades 4 through 8). It leads to grades 4-8 teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates prepare in two of the five middle grades curriculum areas (mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, or reading). Preparation in the two teaching fields selected is more in-depth than the content requirements of the program for early childhood educators, but less extensive and less specialized than the requirements of programs for secondary educators. The integrated nature of the curriculum and the importance of team teaching strategies are emphasized. Please see the Bagwell College of Education and EPP pages for policies relevant to all education programs.

This program is a part of the Clarice C. and Leland H. Bagwell College of Education .


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

Admission to teacher education is separate from Admissions  to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission, retention and graduation requirements outlined in the Teacher Education Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Requirements  catalog page to pursue this degree program. 

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .


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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum   

Teaching Field Courses

From the following content areas, choose one as a primary teaching field concentration and another as a secondary teaching field concentration. 

Be advised that the Yearlong Clinical Experience placement will be in the primary content area.

Secondary Content Area

Complete one course, for three credit hours, from the following for the secondary content area: 

Teaching Field Requirements (21 Credit Hours)

Candidates must complete an additional nine credit hours of coursework in their primary content area, and twelve credit hours in their secondary content area beyond courses taken in Area F for at total of 15 credit hours in each content area. 


It is recommended that candidates take MATH 1113  and STAT 1401  as part of their General Education Core Curriculum requirements. 

Social Studies

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)