Department Chair: Dr. Lynn Stallings
The Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education focuses on the development of teachers for the middle (4-8) and secondary (6-12) grades in English/Language Arts, mathematics, reading, the sciences, and the social studies. We also collaboratively offer endorsements in Gifted Education and Reading. Our department includes faculty with academic expertise in curriculum and instruction, in the core areas of the school curriculum (English/Language Arts, mathematics, the sciences, and social studies), as well as foundational areas including educational psychology, educational research, instructional technology, and special education.
We are the home department for two initial certification programs: the B.S. in Middle Grades program and the Master of Arts in Teaching program. We also offer graduate programs (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D). for those already certified and wishing to add to their knowledge and pedagogical expertise. For all of our degrees, we collaborate with other KSU departments related to each teaching field to develop our students as effective teachers.
The Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education offers the following programs, each of which is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The initial teacher certification programs (the B.S. in MGE and the MATs) are also “nationally recognized” by the appropriate professional association (e.g., Association of Middle Level Education, National Science Teachers Association). The Master of Education, Education Specialist, and the Education Doctorate are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as leading to certificate upgrades.