Middle Grades Education

Help students in the middle grades gain knowledge, develop reason and judgment skills, and mature in preparation for a prosperous, healthy life.

Fort Valley State University


Middle grades education majors study how to provide the instruction, mentoring, advisement, and front-line counseling to young as the foundation for success as they prepare for high school.

Teacher in suit reading book on couch

During the most recent academic year, 100% of FVSU education graduates passed the state certification exam, and 90% found teaching positions, were enrolled in graduate school or became gainfully employed in careers related to education within one month of graduating.

In addition to classroom work, FVSU education majors engage in a field experience, working with practicing teachers in their classrooms to plan, implement, assess, and reflect on instructional methods, procedures, and principles. This includes lesson planning, assessing, evaluating, grading, conducting case studies, and developing effective classroom management strategies.

The college is committed to the preparation of “proficient educators” who are competent in content, pedagogy, and technology, as well as educators who possess a caring disposition while understanding and appreciating diversity.

The program is administered through the College of Education.

Meet the Faculty

The faculty and staff of the Teacher Education Department at Fort Valley State University understand what it takes to succeed. We encourage you to contact them with your questions.


Program Contact

Beth Day-Hairston

Beth Day-Hairston, Ph.D.


Middle grades education

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