Welcome to Middle Grades program area - a nationally award-winning program. Candidates in this program are preparing for an exciting career of teaching young adolescents. Graduates are licensed to teach in grades 6-9 with two academic concentrations. If you are interested in touching the future and inspiring young adolescents, consider a major in middle grades education. In the last 5 years, all graduates have successfully found rewarding jobs in middle schools within North Carolina and other areas of the United States.