Middle Grades Education B.S.

Students in the Georgia College Education program consist of extensive field-based learning and integrated, cross-disciplinary course work. The curriculum and the field experiences prepare teacher candidates to address the human relations and diversity issues of the public schools. The teacher education programs are organized in cohorts with mentor leaders. A cohort is a group of students who begins and ends a program at the same time. The teacher candidates take courses together providing program offerings that enhance the opportunities for developing collaboration that will eventually help the students as they work in schools and in the community.

The Middle Grades Education program is designed to prepare prospective teachers of children in grades 4-8. In addition to field placements in elementary and middle school classrooms throughout the two years in the program, teacher candidates will take courses to support two areas of concentration: English/language arts and your choice of either science, mathematics or social science.

For admission into the Middle Grades Education program, professional courses are primarily taken in the third and fourth years. After being officially accepted to Georgia College, students must apply before the third Friday in January to be accepted into a College of Education teacher education program beginning the next fall. Cohort application packets are available online in October, and acceptance is competitive.

The early childhood and middle grades education programs have been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Ga PSC). The Middle Grades Program is recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). The John H. Lounsbury College of Education has also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


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Dr. Nancy Mizelle
Program Coordinator
Room 126

Nadirah Mayweather
Academic Advisor III
Pre-Early Childhood Education, Pre-Middle Grades Education, Pre-Special Education
Phone 478-445-6298


John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 79
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582