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Middle Grades

Masters of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education. Faculty from both institutions prepare you to teach young adolescents in grades five through eight in one of four content areas: English language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. You will learn how to draw upon your own intellectual curiosities, knowledge of content, experiences with 21st-century technologies and your desire to engage with young adolescents through teaching and learning in a variety of contexts.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Official GRE scores; official TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate coursework reflecting a broad liberal arts background.
  • Professional résumé and two letters of recommendation regarding your academic work/experience (one from someone who has observed you working with children).
  • A statement of purpose describing why the candidate seeks to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in teaching.
  • Statement of ability to perform essential teaching duties under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Social Studies: 42 Credit Hours
Math: 42 Credit Hours
Science: 42 Credit Hours
English: 42 Credit Hours

Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (For those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

William Veal 
program director
College of Charleston

Tammy J. Graham
program director
The Citadel

Additional Information