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Brenau’s online middle grades education degree is one of the few online programs that prepare you for middle grades certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). From here, you can.
Gain the skills you need for your ideal education career
With your online bachelor’s degree in middle grades education, you can pursue your dream career, such as middle school teacher, supervising teacher, curriculum developer or education consultant. The demand for all of these fulfilling roles is growing steadily.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment in education occupations will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031.1Career Outlook
Learn to apply developmentally appropriate methods of instruction
13 core courses
120 total credit hours
As you prepare for middle grades certification with comprehensive core coursework, you’ll take additional courses in two areas of concentration, such as English language arts, mathematics, reading, science, or social studies.
- ED 202 Introduction to Middle Level Education
- ED 393 Teaching Math: Middle Grades
- ED 418 Literacy Methodology for Middle Grades Education
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Up to 90 transfer credit hours accepted
No application fee
The online bachelor’s degree in middle grades education offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.
To apply to Brenau’s online BS in Middle Grades Education, you’ll need:
|High school diploma or GED if no college experience or less than 30 semester hours of college experience|
|Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate institutions|
We strive to make your education affordable
$754 per credit hour
Financial aid available
By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.Tuition Details
What you’ll learn
The coursework in the online middle grades education degree program is highly relevant and taught by faculty who listen to the concerns and needs of teachers in practice. We continually update the curriculum to reflect today’s teaching environments.
With Brenau’s online bachelor’s degree in middle grades education, you can:
- Thrive in small classes, which allow you to work directly with faculty members who have experience working as public and private school teachers and administrators.
- Complete in-person field experiences and student teaching in a variety of settings.
- Earn certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to teach fourth through eighth grade after passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE).
About our dedicated, supportive faculty
Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.
Brandi Worsham, PhD, Chair of Initial Certification Programs and Associate Professor of Education
Brandi Worsham is an associate professor of Education and department chair of Initial Certification Programs at Brenau University. Dr. Worsham teaches courses focused on math methods, middle school education and ESOL. She is a former middle school mathematics teacher with 10 years of experience teaching sixth and eighth grades. She earned a PhD in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia in 2015.
Dr. Worsham has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), and has several publications related to middle school education and the professional development of teachers. Her research interests include middle school education, mathematics education, the preparation of teacher candidates and the professional development of teachers. In her spare time, Dr. Worsham is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors or traveling with her family.
At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.Discover Brenau Online
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You can complete the program in four years or sooner with transfer credit hours. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
Tuition is $754 per credit hour. Without transfer credits, you will need to complete 120 credit hours through Brenau for a total estimated tuition of $90,480. You can review all costs on our tuition page.
We do not require ACT/SAT scores for admission to this program. You can learn more on our admissions page.
We accept up to 90 transfer credits for the online Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. You can learn more about our transfer credit policy on our admissions page.
The requirements for the online BS in Middle Grades Education include:
- A completed online application
- Minimum 2.5 high school GPA or a passing GED score for first-year students
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA for transfer students
- Official transcripts from each school you’ve attended
- You can learn more about our requirements on our admissions page.
You’ll complete 120 credit hours to earn the online BS in Middle Grades Education. You can explore the courses page for further information. Total credit hours earned at Brenau University depend on the number of transfer credit hours you have (up to 90).
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 9, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/home.htm