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Middle Grades Education

Do you have a passion for educating young people that extends to middle schoolers?

Then a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education is the degree for you. The Middle Grades Education program through the College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Teaching and Leading prepares students for a fulfilling career in education.

A Middle Grades Education degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one where you’ll be supported by experienced teachers and committed mentors every step of the way, including after you’ve graduated.

Middle Grades Education is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive
Helpful and Nurturing


Middle Grades Education

Suite: 366, University Hall

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Dr. Stacie Pettit


What You'll Study


In the Middle Grades Education program, you’ll take classes in education theory and classroom management, plus classes in academic concentration areas and a full semester of student teaching.

Course List | Track Sheet | Prerequisites & Deadlines

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Partnerships with local schools allow college and partner school faculty to co-teach classes that provide the latest information regarding changes in standards and county and state initiatives.

The Inspiring Men of Color initiative responds to the lack of racially diverse educators — particularly male educators — by providing inspiration and motivation to attract minority males into the field of education.

The Induction Collaborative helps local school districts support our graduates during their first years as teachers, ensuring new teachers receive the advice and assistance they need to feel comfortable in the classroom.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


Professional Learning

Educators never stop learning, and our wide variety of professional learning opportunities — from workshops to conferences to certifications and courses — ensures our students, faculty, staff and alumni are always exposed to the latest techniques and information.


Military Friendly

Through counseling and referral services, the Troops to Teachers program assists transitioning service members and veterans with pursuing a career in education.


Clubs & Organizations

Student organizations are an important part of learning and support, and we’ve got a lot of them, from honor societies to kinesiology clubs to a student ambassador program, where select students represent the college to incoming freshmen.

Your Future

Career Options

With a Special Education degree, you leave college with the knowledge and experience to teach students with special needs in grades prekindergarten through 12.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for Special Education teachers is $61,820 per year.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Partnerships with local schools mean your hands-on classroom experience is mentored by master teachers invested in your success.

Opportunities for engagement with like-minded students and experts in the field maximize your preparation and increase your level of success.

Continuing support after graduation makes those first few years in the classroom less stressful and more successful.

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Learning Like No Other

The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.