Middle Grades Education
Need excitement in your life? Surround yourself with 25 active
pre-adolescents! Discover their fantastic energy. Join them as they
explore new ideas, new ways of looking at mathematics, science, social
studies, or language arts. Design learning activities where they
complete creative projects that they then share with each other and
classmates throughout the school and beyond using the Internet.
Specialization in Two Subject Areas
At Reinhardt College the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education
program will give you the knowledge to teach two subject areas as you
prepare to teach these students, grades 4 through 8. At the end of your
sophomore year, you choose these two areas of concentration and take
courses related to the middle grades curriculum. You develop your
expertise in two of these subject areas:
- social studies,
- language arts, or
Opportunities for Classroom Experience
As you learn what to teach, you also examine how to teach middle
grades students. Reinhardt College faculty will demonstrate effective
methods of teaching your chosen subjects and meeting the needs of all
your students. We have found that experience is the best teacher so you
will have a number of field experiences.
You will teach middle grades students:
- in small groups,
- then the whole class for one class period,
- and finally multiple classes throughout the school day.
Supported by mentor teachers and PSOE faculty members, you'll reflect
on what works, share the results with your colleagues, and explore
resources for improvement as you develop into an expert teacher.
Success in Job Placements and in the Classroom
Middle grades education graduates from Reinhardt College are
successful in many ways. All our graduates have passed the content
tests on the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators
(GACE). Over the past three years all graduates have secured teaching
positions in middle grades classrooms. Their principals have rated
their performance after their first year as "very well prepared" or
Consider teaching where there is never a dull moment!
- For more information on middle school education, please contact
Dr. Jim Curry
Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education
Price School of Education