Teach the next generation. Eastern Kentucky University prepares highly qualified middle grades teachers, and our EKU Middle Grades Education program is nationally accredited. Start your path to a meaningful career in the classroom.

Degree Concentrations

Middle Grades Education (2 content focus areas)
Middle Grades/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (+1 content focus area)
Middle Grades/Learning and Behavior Disorders (+1 content focus area)

Content Focus Areas:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science

Admissions Requirements:

After admission to EKU and completion of at least 30 hours of undergraduate classes, students must apply for admission (typically in the sophomore year) to the Professional Education Program. All students meeting the requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program will be admitted.  Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and meet other requirements outlined at Professional Education Services Admissions.

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Visit Student Scholarships for a full list of scholarships for College of Education and Applied Human Sciences students.


Middle Grades Education
Dr. Maria Manning