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. The middle grades program is offered on campus and online for undergraduates and licensure only for degree holders. Distance education programs are offered through our WPE program. Graduate programs are offered for inital licensure (MAT) and practicing teachers (MAEd).