Middle Grades Education Major

The middle level program prepares students to work in grades 4-8. Middle level candidates select two teaching field concentrations (Math, Science, Social Studies, or Language Arts). All middle level cohorts begin in the fall semester. During the fall placement of the senior year, candidates are assigned to selected area schools and expected to attend preplanning along with the classroom teachers.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:

  1. complete 40 semester hours of credit applicable to the degree program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher;
  2. complete EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130 with a grade of "C" or better;
  3. successfully complete the field experience hours required throughout Area F classes.
  4. post a passing score on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment test or its equivalent (see the Teacher Education Department for registration and exemption information);
  5. complete an application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application deadline is posted on the department web page;
  6. provide a criminal background check through www.certifiedbackground.com ;
  7. provide proof of liability insurance valid through projected graduation date. This insurance can be purchased through either of the professional educational organizations listed on the application form or through a rider on the applicant's homeowner or umbrella insurance policy.

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate programs at North Georgia have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A

exceptions exist depending on teaching fields (see advisor for details)

Area B

no exceptions

Area C

no exceptions

Area D

exceptions exist depending on teaching fields (see advisor for details)

Area E

no exceptions

Area F

18 hours

EDUC 2110

3 hours

EDUC 2120

3 hours

EDUC 2130

3 hours

Lower division directed elective in teaching field #1

3 hours

Electives ( If Area F courses have been taken elsewhere in the core, approved 1000 or 2000-level courses may be substituted to total 18 hours.)

6 hours

*If these courses were selected in another area of the core, other approved content electives may be substituted to bring the total to 18 hours. Students who do not enter with strong background in foreign language are advised to consider taking one of these courses elsewhere so that they can take a 1001 Foreign Language.

Required for Middle Grades Education majors

60 hours

LART 3040

LART 3190

MGED 3010

MGED 3020

MGED 3015

MGED 3130

MGED 3115

MGED 4010

MGED 4020

MGED 4015

EDUC 4303

EDUC 4304

EDUC 4305

EDUC 3540

Teaching Field #1

12 - 16 hours (minimum 4 courses)

Teaching of (content area) Course

2 Content Courses (advisor approval required)

1 Lower Division directed elective from Area F

Teaching Field # 2

12 - 16 hours (minimum 4 courses)

Teaching of (content area) Course

3 Content Courses (Advisor approval required)

Other Requirements

Regents' requirement

U.S. and Constitution & History requirement

Military Science requirement (for military students)