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Middle School Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , GA,
As one of the oldest and most prestigious middle school-specific teacher certification programs in the nation, the BSEd in Middle Grades Education offers you unique opportunities to teach grades 4-8.


Program Highlights

  • Continually ranked in the top 5 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Internationally recognized faculty
  • Earn Georgia teacher certification in grades 4-8
  • Certification in two subject areas
  • Program uses a cohort-based model
  • Various joint bachelor's/master's degrees are available through Double Dawgs Pathways
  • As a recognized leader in the field of middle school reform, we focus our degree program on the study of young adolescents and middle grades education.

    Our degree program focuses on the study of young adolescents and middle grades education with a special emphasis on:

    • School-university partnerships
    • Diversity
    • The development of positive learning environments

    Our courses cover topics such as:

    • The philosophy behind middle schools
    • Young adolescent learners
    • Planning and instruction in middle schools
    • The role of family-school-community interactions


    Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Education for students from high-poverty and non-native English speaking populations
    • Middle grades curriculum, instruction, and assessment
    • Subject-specific education (such as mathematics, science, etc.)
    • Family and community engagement
    • Civic education
    • Middle school policy studies

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    For Regular Decision applicants, the admissions office conducts an holistic review of each applicant that balances the following primary considerations:

    • grades through the end of junior year,
    • the rigor of a student’s curriculum relative to the curriculum offered at her/his high school,
    • and, results of either the SAT I or ACT with Writing.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      30392 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30392 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      30404 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30404 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      11830 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Athens

    • 720 - 1170 USD/month
      Living Costs

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


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