Online Master of Education in Middle Grades Education
Gain expert teaching skills for middle grades
Fully online classes
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- Duration1 year
- Cost per credit$785
- Credit hours33
- No application fee
- Test scores are not required
- Choose two concentrations
- Two start dates per year
- Financial aid available
Inspire and educate adolescent students
You’re already a successful educator, but do you have the skills you need to advance? From here, you can.
The online master’s degree in middle grades education is designed to give practicing educators the tools to stand out for competitive advancement opportunities. As a graduate, you can plan, implement and evaluate effective teaching practices through informed, reflective decisions.
Increase your marketable skills and earning potential
With our Master of Education degree in middle grades education, you can increase your salary potential as a middle school teacher or pursue the following in-demand careers:
- Educational therapist
- Instructional leader
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment in education occupations will grow 7% from 2021 to 2031,1 and jobs for principals will grow 5% over the same time frame.2
Choose two concentrations
Prepare to teach the subjects you’re passionate about by choosing two concentrations from the following content areas.
Gain teaching expertise in two concentrations of your choice
33 credit hours
6 core courses
In addition to core coursework in teaching, you will have the opportunity to take two concentrations. Your primary and secondary concentrations may be selected from language arts, mathematics, science or social studies.
- ED 771 Methods of Educational Research
- ED 640 Advanced Language Arts Methods: Middle Grades
- ED 638 Trends & Issues in Social Studies: Middle Grades
It’s always a good time to apply
No GRE/GMAT required
No application fee
The online master’s degree in middle grades education offers two start dates per year. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.
To apply to Brenau’s online M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education, you’ll need:
|Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education and PSC level 4 certification in Middle Grades Education|
|Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions|
|Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae|
|Copy of current teaching certificate|
We strive to make your education affordable
$785 per credit hour
Financial aid available
By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will further your career. Along with affordable tuition, this program is eligible for financial aid.Tuition Details
What you’ll learn
The coursework in the online middle grades education master’s degree is 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 master’s degree in middle grades education, you can:
- Be equipped to teach fourth through eighth grade in urban, suburban and rural education settings.
- Address the distinct needs of the middle school years, including the social, emotional, cognitive 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.
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.
Karen Henman, PhD, Associate Professor of Science Education
Karen Henman moved from Indiana in 2010 to Gainesville, Georgia, to teach science education courses at Brenau University in the College of Education. Prior to her move, she taught middle school life, earth, physical and integrated science. During that time, she held various offices in the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers (HASTI), including the president and conference chair. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Science Education from Ball State University, Master of Science from Indiana University and PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Science Teaching and Learning at Indiana State University.
Dr. Henman has presented at numerous state and national conferences, including the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) and HASTI. She has numerous publication articles about science teaching along with middle grades teaching resources in remote sensing. Some areas of research interest include academic achievement, self-esteem, motivation, environmental education, equity, inclusion and diversity.
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
Frequently asked questions
Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.
It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.
While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.
Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.
There are no application fees at Brenau University.
Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.
- 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
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals.” Oct. 4, 2022. Retrieved March 3, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htm