Your major in Middle Grades Education will give you the knowledge and expertise to succeed as an educator of middle grade students and to help students achieve their dreams.

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The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Gardner-Webb University will give you the knowledge and expertise to succeed as an educator of middle grade students. Through the comprehensive curriculum in teacher education and liberal arts, you’ll develop key skills needed to be an effective teacher.

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The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education will prepare you through study of the unique learning needs of adolescents, and how they influence the middle school classroom. You will also learn how to design and adapt a curriculum for a diverse group of learners and how to work with those who have special learning needs. Discovering how to effectively communicate with parents, colleagues, and community members to build strong partnerships is also a focus of the program. In addition, you will gain a strong background in liberal arts, solidifying your knowledge of language arts, social studies, science, and math.


As a Middle Grades Education student at GWU, you will have the opportunity to gain a variety of hands-on experiences with fieldwork in the local school system. Your undergraduate education will culminate in a student teaching experience in a public middle school.


Gardner-Webb University’s School of Education offers a learning environment that supports Christian values in the classroom. You will gain valuable professional preparation to succeed in your career and help your future students succeed in school. You will also benefit from spiritual support that prepares you for ethical, inspired leadership.

Upon completing a degree in Middle Grades Education, you will have fulfilled the requirements for a North Carolina Class A Teaching License. You will be fully prepared to teach grades six through nine in North Carolina.


Our in-demand education graduates enjoy a very high placement rate! Our alumni are teaching in public and charter schools throughout North Carolina working in Cleveland County, Rutherford County, and more.

In addition to Gardner-Webb University’s required general education and prerequisite courses, an additional 42-50 hours of credit is required for a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education degree. The professional education minor is required for undergraduate students seeking licensure at the K-12 level.


Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

The Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education requires a minor in Professional Education only for licensure in special subject areas. The minor includes 29 credit hours. Students will not be permitted to complete more than 50 percent of the minor until formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program a minimum of one full semester prior to the semester in which they student teach.


Gardner-Webb does not offer a general education minor.

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