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undergrad icon Middle Level Education B.S.E.

The B.S.E. major in Middle Level Education prepares outstanding middle level educators who can meet the needs of young adolescents in today's diverse, highly technological and changing society.

Graduates have a well-developed content knowledge in two fields (language arts, mathematics, reading, science and/or social studies) and have the option to pick up a third general curriculum concentration in Special Education.

Successful completion of this program, the appropriate GACE Content Assessment tests, Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Exit (360) Assessment and a performance assessment (edTPA) leads to a recommendation for licensure for grades four through eight in the areas of concentration.

Students choosing to add the Special Education general curriculum concentration will additionally be recommended for licensure for grades K-12 in Special Education.

All initial teacher preparation program candidates must pass a state mandated teacher performance assessment, the edTPA, at the end of their programs in order to become certified in Georgia. The teacher performance assessment is designed to measure a candidate’s ability to help all students learn. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Please see as follows the number of teacher candidates who passed the edTPA out of the total number of candidates who successfully submitted the edTPA in the program, subject-specific area.

Middle Level History/Social Studies - 9/9
Middle Level Mathematics - 21/21
Middle Level Science - 7/8

Course description and classes

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Program Contacts

Dr. Jake Hackett
jhackett2@gsu.edu

Admissions Information

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