Nationally Recognized Programs
(All these programs recognized with no recommendations for needing improvement)
Middle Grades Education undergraduate program (B.S.Ed.) - recognized by AMLE (Association of Middle Level Education), formerly NMSA (National Middle School Association)
Deaf Education Program - Recognized by CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)
Reading Education (M.Ed.) - Recognized by IRA (International Reading Association)
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
The Department of Middle Grades, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education programs of study include undergraduate degrees (B.S.Ed.) in:
- Middle Grades Education Undergraduate middle grades majors choose two teaching content concentrations from the following areas: science, mathematics, social studies, lanuage arts, and reading.
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education majors at the undergraduate level receive a B.S.Ed. in Deaf Education upon completion of the program, but certification is earned through a fifth year M.Ed. degree.
- American Sign Language Interpreting is a four year B.S.Ed degree. Students complete extensive field experiences in schools and communities throughout the region. Graduates go on to work in K-12 and post-secondary public educational settings, as well as other community, freelance, and staff interpreting positions.
Graduate Degree Programs:
- M.A.T. in Deaf Education (for non-teacher certified individuals)
- M.Ed. in Deaf Education (5th year program)
- M.Ed. in Deaf Education (Track 2)
- M.A.T. in Middle Grades or Secondary Education (Full-Time Student Track and Employed Teachers Track)
- M.Ed. in Middle Grades Concentration Areas: Math and Science (online)
- M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Accomplished Teaching (online)
- M.Ed. in Reading Education
- Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership (online)
Graduate degree programs are available campus based, hybrid (partially online), and fully online. Certified teachers are eligible to be admitted to the master's degree programs or the educational specialist degree program by application through the graduate school.
Please mail any materials to:
Department of Middle Grades, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education
Barbara Radcliffe, Department Head
Education Center, Room 1051
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, Georgia 31698