Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education

Adolescents in middle school are no longer children, yet they are certainly not adults. They are riding the wave of physical, mental and relational changes and need you to help them figure it out. Being a part of students’ lives as they navigate one of the more exciting periods of life is a privilege. As they begin to appreciate abstract thinking and processing, it will take special gifts and talents to guide and challenge them.  Helping middle school students grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually into young men and women is a great responsibility and a tremendous honor. If you are called to teach this age group, the challenges may be great, but the rewards will be even greater!

The Middle Grades Education major leads to certification in grades 4-8 with specific fields of emphasis. The program prepares teacher candidates of the unique Middle School concept designed to meet the needs of the developing adolescent. Each candidate in this program declares two areas of concentration from the four general areas offered: language arts, social studies, math, and science. Fifteen hours in each area of concentration are required in addition to methodology classes and practical application involvement.


  • Middle Grades Education


  • Teacher Education Minor


In the Teacher Education Department at Toccoa Falls College, we believe that the profession of education truly IS a calling.  In our program, you are equipped to be servant leaders in today’s classrooms – serving students, parents, colleagues, administrators and the community.  Our aim is to prepare prospective teachers to serve in private, public and overseas school classrooms.

One of our greatest resources in TFC’s Early Childhood Program is our highly qualified and dedicated faculty.  We begin from our own spiritual roots and our own professional experience and expertise in teaching P-5 classrooms to assist prospective teachers in developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be effective educators in the 21st century.  The Christian worldview is integrated into each of the courses offered to prepare early childhood teachers to make a positive contribution to our changing society and world.

This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.