Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the content that they teach.
  2. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs select and use a broad range of instructional strategies and technologies that promote student learning; they will clearly explain the choices they make in their practice.
  3. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs reflect on their practice and identify their strengths and areas of needed improvement.
  4. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs analyze student, classroom, and school performance data and make data-driven decisions about strategies for teaching and learning so that all students learn.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate the level of their content knowledge through satisfactory completion of content coursework.
  2. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate their use of instructional strategies and technologies through a video self-analysis of instruction.
  3. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will document reflection and will identify areas of strengths and areas for improvement through completion of the COE Advanced Teacher Self-Assessment Instrument.
  4. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through a Teacher Work Sample (TWS) in the advanced portfolio.

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official test scores (GRE or MAT), completed application form, fee, and any additional program requirements (listed below) submitted by the admission deadline. To be considered for the preferred term, all required materials must be received by the Graduate School no later than the close of business on the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: July 15
  • Spring Deadline: November 15
  • Summer Deadline: April 15

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on M.Ed. Middle Grades Program for information on:

  • Specific M.Ed. Middle Grades Program Admission Requirements

  • M.Ed. Middle Grades  Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies

  • M.Ed. Middle Grades Program Graduation Requirements

To Apply Online, click here

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Middle Grades Education

College of Education and Human Services Core Courses6
PSYC 7010Learning and Assessment3
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
MSED Specialization Courses12
MSED 7000Professional Development Seminar I3
MSED 7010Current Issues and Trends in MSED3
MSED 7650Teaching Practicum3
MSED 7800Professional Development Seminar II3
Content Courses18
Appropriate graduate language arts, math, science, or social studies courses from College of Arts and Sciences, appropriate courses from the College of the Arts, or READ courses.
Total Hours Required for the Degree36