Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

Enhance Your Skills in Teaching Middle School with an Education Certificate!

If you are seeking to learn more about teaching middle school students, our graduate certificate in middle grades program is for you! The online Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades is ideal if you are seeking to teach in a variety of educational environments including public or private school. Through this program, you will become a more effective teacher and receive specialized preparation to reach students in grades six through eight. This program can also provide the foundation for beginning a master’s degree at a later date.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Graduate Certificate Program?

Liberty University’s 100% online middle school certificate program is designed to help you construct a strong basis for your education practices with the age group of 10-15-year-olds. All courses in this certificate are offered in the eight-week online format and will increase your understanding of teaching strategies toward middle grades.

You will learn from professors who have served as teachers and administrators and will help equip and enhance your skills through this education certificate. These seasoned professionals take what they’ve learned in their careers and translate it into practical applications that bring your classroom experience to life. The School of Education develops programs such as the online graduate certificate program in middle grades to help develop leaders in the field who are guided by duty, honor, and morality. You will develop the critical thinking skills you need and also be able to target your interests through our graduate certificate program.

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What Will You Learn in the Middle School Certificate?

Middle school students are impacted in unique ways by societal influences and changes in family and community structures. With the developmental diversity among early adolescent learners, educators must have a strong basis for their practice with this age group for personal edification or teaching certification. Understanding these factors improves instructional experiences for middle grades and will lead to increased academic achievement and personal development. This graduate certificate program will heighten middle-grade educators’ understanding of their instruction methods by encouraging reflective practice through individualized and collaborative professional development opportunities.

Featured Courses in the Middle Grades Certificate

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Middle Grades?

A certificate provides additional documented credentials for job or post-graduate requirements. This certificate will not qualify you for teaching licensure. Aspiring licensed teachers should consider the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Middle Grades Certificate Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • This graduate certificate can be completed one to two semesters.
  • Students can transfer the middle school certificate courses to applicable graduate programs.

Admission Requirements for Our Online Graduate Middle Grades Certificate 

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application Fee*
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.