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Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education

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  • $690

    Cost Per Credit Hour

  • 120

    Credit Hours Required

  • 4 years

    Time to Completion

  • Online Classes

    In-Person Practicum

Become an exceptional teacher for grades 4–8

Help students succeed academically and support them in the social, emotional, cognitive and physical dimensions of adolescence. Brenau has one of the few online programs that prepares you for middle grades certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).


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Learn local, teach local

Be part of our 140+ year tradition of providing Georgia students with extraordinary teachers. Here’s what Brenau has in store for you:

Enter a growing field

Georgia will need nearly 4,000 more middle school teachers by 2028. Complete this program to become state-certified and meet this demand.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor

Personalized instruction from expert educators

Brenau education faculty blend in-classroom experience with years of online expertise. Plus, a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio means more personal time with you.

Take advantage of financial aid opportunities

Just like 85% of Brenau students who receive financial aid, an enrollment coach can help lower out-of-pocket costs through the TEACH Grant and other funding sources.

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau


Start from home, then teach anywhere in Georgia

Brenau first offered online courses in 1998. In the 20+ years since, thousands of students have thrived by having easy access to their program and instructors from wherever they can connect to the Internet. Here’s what you can expect in this program:

  1. 1

    Online classes

    Your online curriculum features liberal education courses, core education major courses and concentration courses in two specific subjects you choose.

    Core Education Major Courses
    • Applied Instruction
    • Classroom Management
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Educational Assessment
    • Effective Planning: Curr/Instr/Tech - MG
    • Foundations and Cultural Issues for Teaching ESOL
    • Instructional Technology
    • Introduction to Multicultural Education
    • Introduction to Teacher Education
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in Education
    • School and Society
    • Student Teaching MG
    • Teaching Learners with Special Needs
    Concentrations
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Reading
    • Science
    • Social Studies

    Note: Because of course overlap, students may not choose both Language Arts and Reading.

  2. 2

    Pass GACE PAA (Program Admission Assessment)

    If not exempted by SAT/ACT/GRE scores, you must pass all three parts of the GACE PAA to be admitted to Teacher Education before you can be placed for any clinical experiences.

  3. 3

    Pass GACE Content Exams

    Pass the Teaching Field Content Exams assessments in your specific middle grades teaching area, administered by GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators). This is required before you will be placed for student teaching. 100% of Brenau middle grades graduates pass these exams.

  4. 4

    In-classroom student teaching

    You will student teach and participate in other field experiences. Here, you’ll apply what you’ve learned with real students.

  5. 5

    Become a teacher

    Receive your teaching license and make a difference for middle grades students. Brenau graduates have gone on to teach at schools throughout Georgia.


“What you’re doing really matters”

Be the Difference for Students


Expect excellence as a Brenau student

  • Conveniently study an exceptional online curriculum we’ve been perfecting since 1998.
  • Surround yourself with support from coaches, professors, peers and others.
  • Named “Best in the Southeast” 16 consecutive years by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked #1 in Georgia for Economic Diversity by U.S. News & World Report.