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Online MAT in Middle Grades Education careers

Become a middle grades educator who will help students succeed

Supportive faculty

Small classes

With an online master’s degree in middle grades education from Brenau University, you’ll gain the skills you need to transition into your ideal education career. You’ll choose two concentrations that will help tailor your degree to a career you’re passionate about.

  • Learn in small classes on a flexible schedule.
  • Gain hands-on experience with field hours.
  • Prepare for certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

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Thrive in exciting education careers

Middle school teacher, Georgia $62,830 per year1

Top 10% of middle school teachers, Georgia $97,400 per year1

Pursue education careers that are growing fast

With Brenau University’s master’s degree in middle grades education, you can become an outstanding and qualified middle school educator. Georgia, in particular, will see above-average growth for middle grades teachers.

Program outcomes and skills acquired

Your online master’s degree in middle grades education prepares you to help students succeed. You can choose two concentrations that direct your expertise toward your career goals.

Skills you’ll gain

  • Content and pedagogy for teaching two subjects of your choice
  • GACE content mastery
  • Curriculum, instructional and technology planning for middle grades classes
  • Hands-on experience through field experience and student teaching

Choose two concentrations

Prepare to teach the subjects you’re passionate about by choosing two concentrations from the following content areas.*

Language Arts

Gain a well-rounded understanding of literacy methods and an overview of children’s, world, and American and British literature.


Practice methods for teaching math as you review geometry, algebra, statistics and more.


Prepare to boost your students’ reading skills with courses in reading foundations and assessment, reading and content methods, and children’s literature and language arts.


Gain lab experience and learn science teaching methods in earth/space science, physical science, life science and more.

Social Studies

Help students explore culture, history and civilization in this concentration. Topics include U.S. history, world history and economics.

Support beyond graduation

At Brenau University, support doesn’t end at graduation. We’re here to ensure you have what you need to launch or advance in your career. From writing your resume to negotiating your salary, we support you every step of the way. Here are a few examples of career support you can expect as a Brenau student or alumnus.

Career services

Brenau University Career Services empowers you to pursue your ideal career with resume critiques, mock interviews, salary negotiation guidance and more. Contact us to take advantage of these services.

Professional development

The College provides in-person and virtual professional development sessions that cover career-related topics and assist students with their job searches.

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  1. O*Net OnLine. “Georgia Wages 25-2022.00 – Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education.” May 16, 2023. Retrieved May 19, 2023, from
  2. O*Net OnLine. “Georgia Employment Trends 25-2022.00 – Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education.” May 16, 2023. Retrieved May 19, 2023, from

*Students may not choose both Language Arts and Reading.