Specialist of Education in Middle Grades Education

Program Information

The Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy that will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs.

The program includes 30 total hours, including 9 hours of education and research core courses, 12 hours of middle grades major courses, and 9 hours of teaching field courses.

We offer the 100% fully online Ed.S. degree with four concentrations: Middle Grades Language Arts, Middle Grades Mathematics, Middle Grades Science, and Middle Grades Social Studies. All degrees are approved for certificate upgrades by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

For more information about this program, please visit the Ed.S. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education page.

Program Coordinator

For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Graduate Programs in Education

Email: educ_grad@kennesaw.edu 

***Please be aware that there is an upcoming program name change (from Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education to Ed.S. in Secondary and Middle Grades Education) in the year 2021 pending BOR approval. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) has confirmed that the degree name will have no effect on certificate upgrades as long as their concentration is aligned with the certification area. The name change will also have no effect on the program of study or policies outlined in the Graduate Catalog. For questions, please contact edssmge@kennesaw.edu.***