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Master of Education in Middle Grades Education

Learn the skills required to improve learning environments for students in grades four through eight.

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Improve and develop educational experiences for middle grade students

The online master’s degree in middle grades education at Brenau will help deepen your knowledge of adolescent learning. In this one-year program, you will study educational research and human development with a critical eye so that you can appropriately apply it in a professional setting. Your studies will enhance your skills in creating and implementing useful curricula for middle grade students.

Brenau’s middle grade education master’s degree helps you:

  • Be equipped to teach fourth through eighth grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings
  • Address the distinct needs of the middle school years including the social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical dimensions of healthy adolescence
  • Discover and apply interdisciplinary theories and practices of middle grade learning
  • Increase your potential employment options and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your middle grades education master’s degree

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.

Complete Flexibility

Our 100% online program caters to your schedule, not the other way around

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Quality Curriculum

You’re getting a quality degree from a university with a quality accreditation

Accelerated format – graduate in one year

Graduate faster with most classes lasting just seven weeks


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

Potential Careers

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

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 M.Ed. curriculum at Brenau is based on the skills and talents most desired in today’s education community

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

  • Computer Literacy in Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy in Multicultural Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Methods of Educational Research
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Advanced Curriculum Development & Analysis of Teaching

“Despite leading a very busy life, Brenau made it possible to still be a mom, wife, friend, full time resource teacher, and graduate student.”

— Janice Frampton, ‘15