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Education Specialist in Middle Grades Education

Brenau’s online Ed.S. degree can elevate both your teaching ability and career path with children in grades four through eight.

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Study the skills needed to create better learning environments in middle grades education

This program caters to experienced teachers with a master’s degree who would like to assume greater responsibility in educational decisions and processes within a school, district or community. You will learn to refine your skills in mentorship, professional development, curriculum and assessment design. These skills can be applied both in your classrooms and in a collaborative and challenging online atmosphere.

Brenau’s middle grades education specialist program helps you:

  • Become a decision maker within a school, district or community on issues related to adolescent education
  • Hone your skills in mentorship, professional development, curriculum and assessment design
  • Increase your potential employment options and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your Ed.S. of Middle Grades Education

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and our writing center – all of which serve online students.

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Most classes last for seven weeks, putting you closer to graduation


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Get you where you want to be in your career with an Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education

Potential Careers

  • Middle school teacher
  • Teacher assistant
  • Educational therapist
  • Principal

National Average Salary

Middle School Teachers
$57,000
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Job Growth

Middle School Teaching Occupations
8%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


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  • Best Value

  • $713

    Cost per credit

  • 85%

    More than 85% of Brenau students receive some sort of financial assistance


The Ed.S. curriculum at Brenau is vetted by local educators to ensure you’re getting a relevant and quality education

Brenau University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Core classes for the Ed.S. in middle grades education (MG) include:

  • Integrated Math-Science for Teachers
  • Essential Mathematics for Teachers
  • Ecology for Teachers
  • Innovations in Mathematics (MG)
  • Innovations in Science (MG)
  • Study of English Language
  • Contemporary Issues in the Emerging World
  • Innovations in Social Studies (MG)
  • Innovations in Language Arts (MG)
  • Film as Literature

How does an education specialist degree supplement your M.Ed.?

While an M.Ed. program delivers broad knowledge that is useful across the educational spectrum, an education specialist degree delves deeply into more specific subject matter. The Ed.S. is a postgraduate degree that covers highly specialized curriculum. Educators who seek advanced professional training for very defined age groups are perfect candidates for an education specialist degree.


Matt White shares his experience earning a degree in education at Brenau

For some, college is about finding an entirely new career path rather than advancing in one’s current field. After a decade in the banking business, Matt made what he calls “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made” by choosing to pursue a graduate degree in education from Brenau. The quality of the curriculum and instructors attracted him to Brenau, while the flexibility of online courses aided his transition toward graduation, certification and his current role as a special education coordinator.