School of Education


MGA President Blake: State of the University is Strong

January 28, 2019

With growing enrollment, an increasing number of graduates, and degree program expansion, Middle Georgia State University is stronger than ever just six years after the consolidation of two regional colleges created the five-campus ...

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600+ Students Set to Receive Degrees at Middle Georgia State University’s Fall Graduation

December 06, 2018

Nearly 630 students are eligible to collect their diplomas from Middle Georgia State University at fall graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. Col. Lyle K. Drew, commander, 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base, will be the ...

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Finding Greatness: Zakeyia Westberry

November 26, 2018

Zakeyia Westberry, an education major and member of the Cochran Campus Activities Board, recently published a book of her poetry. Full Name: Zakeyia Yakirria Westberry. Age: 20. Hometown: Macon/Warner Robins. Residence: Cochran. High School: ...

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MGA Education Major Successfully Mixes Her Studies with Entrepreneurship

October 02, 2018

Once she became a junior at Middle Georgia State University, Allie Keel made the same discovery many students make when they begin taking upper-level courses: balancing a job with a full college workload is a challenge. But Keel had loved ...

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Finding Greatness: Jessica Ramsay

September 04, 2018

Middle Georgia State University education graduate Jessica Ramsay now works with children with special needs.Full Name: Jessica M. Ramsay. Age: 31. Hometown: Macon. Residence: Lizella. Family: Husband, Akeem Ramsay; children, daughter ...

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Finding Greatness: Jordan Rigdon

April 30, 2018

Jordan Rigdon, who is graduating with a B.S. in early childhood special education, is MGA's 2018 Academic Recognition Day Scholar. Full Name: Jordan Rigdon. Age: 24. Hometown & Residence: Byron. High School: Peach County High School, ...

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MGA Grad Receives Special Education Impact Award

February 22, 2018

Eric Miller, a recent graduate of Middle Georgia State University, is the 2018 recipient of the Georgia Learning Resource System's Special Education Impact Award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions ...

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MGA Early Childhood Major Teaches in Haiti

January 08, 2018

Heather Sumner, a senior majoring in Education at Middle Georgia State University, got more than she bargained for late last year when she, along with recent MGA grad Meagan Pittman, and a few others visited friends in Gonaives, Haiti. And she ...

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MGA Early Childhood Degree Adds Reading Endorsement

August 28, 2017

Students graduating from Middle Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Special Education are now able to add a Reading Endorsement to their certification. Effective fall 2017, the Georgia Professional Standards ...

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Visiting Students

MGA's School of Education Welcomes Visiting Student from University in England

July 05, 2017

Jennifer To is doing something she thinks will help her become a better schoolteacher in England. She's spending time in America. Specifically, she's at Middle Georgia State University for three weeks as a visiting student. "I wanted a ...

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Coliseum CEO, "Remember the Titans" Coach to Speak at MGA's Spring Graduations

April 26, 2017

Steve J. Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed in the movie “Remember the Titans,” are the commencement speakers for Middle Georgia State ...

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Faculty Members Receive Service, Teaching and Scholarship Awards

April 13, 2017

Middle Georgia State University honored three faculty members with awards for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Paul Gladden, associate professor of Psychology, received the Excellence in ...

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Professional Closet Holds Grand Opening

April 12, 2017

Rather than books or computers or scientific equipment, the newest resource available to Middle Georgia State University students has a more fashionable vibe. On Monday, April 10, students, faculty and staff on MGA’s Macon Campus ...

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Finding Greatness: Thomas Smith

April 11, 2017

Aspiring teacher and school principal Thomas Smith overcame childhood cancer to become a leader in high school and now at Middle Georgia State. Full Name: Thomas J. Smith III. Age: 19. Hometown & Residence: Kennesaw. High School: North ...

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MGA Hosts Info Sessions for Master’s Degree Programs in Management and Teaching

April 04, 2017

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies is hosting information sessions about new master’s degrees in Management and Teaching. Classes in both programs begin this summer. Here is the info session ...

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Middle Georgia State Approved to Add Master of Arts in Teaching

March 30, 2017

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is adding a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education this summer. The program - MGA's fourth master's degree - was just approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on ...

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MGA Launches First Grad Student Advisory Council

February 23, 2017

Darquita Loyd is proud to be among the first students who will graduate from Middle Georgia State University with a master's degree in Nursing. While she's pleased with the quality of the program, she wants to make it even better. That's why ...

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MGA School of Education Wins Grant to Reduce Textbook Costs for Students

January 30, 2017

Middle Georgia State University students majoring in Education are about to get a big break on textbook costs. Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of the state's University System to promote student success by providing affordable ...

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Terry Web

MGA Continues Crafting Master's Degrees

December 12, 2016

Earlier this year, after completing her bachelor's in English from Middle Georgia State, Terrie Lewis got an email asking if she would be interested in the University's forthcoming Master of Arts in Teaching degree. "I was like, 'Yes, yes, yes, ...

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MGA's First Master’s Degree Students Among Fall Graduates

December 08, 2016

Middle Georgia State University's first master's degree students were among those to receive diplomas at fall 2016 graduation on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Macon Campus. Nearly 500 total candidates for ...

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MGA Grad Studies to host drop-in info session

October 25, 2016

Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Graduate Studies will host a drop-in information session and mixer for prospective students interested in its new master’s degrees. MGA is accepting applications for its currently ...

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Middle Georgia State Hosts “The Ability Exhibit”

September 19, 2016

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In observance of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Middle Georgia State ...

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MGA Announces Summer 2016 President's and Dean's Lists

August 17, 2016

Middle Georgia State University announces the 2016 summer semester President's List and Dean's List. Students on the President's List had a grade point average of at least 3.8. The Dean's List includes students who had at least a 3.5 grade point ...

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MGA Preparing to Launch New Master's Degrees in Business and Education

August 16, 2016

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is rolling out two new graduate programs – a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Management – in 2017, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and ...

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Middle Georgia State Launching Education Degree Evening Track

May 18, 2016

Middle Georgia State University is clearing a path for prospective students who work full-time to be able to complete their bachelor's degrees in Education. The University's School of Education is launching an Evening Track in fall 2016, ...

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Finding Greatness: Ashleigh Knight

May 11, 2016

Ashleigh Knight, who will begin a teaching career in Houston County this fall, is MGA's 2016 Academic Recognition Day Scholar. Full Name: Ashleigh Rebekah Knight. Age: 22. Hometown and Residence: Macon. High School: Central Fellowship ...

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Middle Georgia State Announces Spring 2016 Commencement Speakers

April 27, 2016

Nearly 1,100 students earned their post-secondary credential from the state’s newest public University in 2015-16, and about 520 of them will walk across the stage at Middle Georgia State University's three spring commencement ...

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School of Education Dean Attends White House Conference

April 25, 2016

Dr. David Fuller, dean of Middle Georgia State University's School of Education, was among the educators invited to the White House on April 13 to hear Dr. Jill Biden discuss an initiative called Operation Educate the Educators. Operation ...

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Kayla Web

Finding Greatness: Kayla Bawkin

January 25, 2016

Student-athlete Kayla Bawkin, an aspiring teacher and coach, excels on and off the field. Full Name: Kayla Diane Bawkin. Age: 21. Hometown: Hoboken. Residence: Cochran. High School: Brantley County High School, where she participated in ...

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Crystal Wisecup

Finding Greatness: Crystal Wisecup

January 19, 2016

A survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, recent Middle Georgia State grad Crystal Wisecup is back to her dream career – teaching. Full Name: Crystal Nichole Wisecup. Age: 24. Hometown and Residence: Warner Robins. High School: Northside ...

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Finding Greatness: Dominique Whipple

December 07, 2015

Dominique Whipple, a recent graduate of Middle Georgia State's School of Education, is teaching at Bibb County’s Bruce Elementary School. Full name: Dominique Remon Whipple. Age: 30. Hometown: McIntyre. Residence: Macon. High ...

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Finding Greatness: Zachary Komlo

September 08, 2015

MGA grad Zachary Komlo is establishing an education career in Washington, D.C. Full name: Zachary Marshall Komlo. Age: 26. Hometown: Born in Rome, N.Y. "However, I was a military child that lived throughout the United States". Residence: ...

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New Bibb Charter School Preps for Next School Year

May 05, 2015

ACE Charter School FounderLaura Perkins, and Professor at Middle Georgia State Dr. Elise Langan talk about the charter school movement, and the progress of ACE.

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Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

April 27, 2015

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who earned promotion and/or tenure this year: Tenure Charlie Aiken, School of Business Carol Sargent, School of Business Paige Crump, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Media, Culture, ...

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School of Education Hosts Junior Knight Summer Camp

April 07, 2015

Middle Georgia State's School of Education is hosting Junior Knight Summer Camp for rising first- through sixth-graders June 22-26 on the Macon Campus. The camp will focus on fun STEM and arts activities, including assembling 3D castles, ...

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MGA Prof Hopes State Plan Will Turn Schools Around

February 24, 2015

Dr. Elise Langan is a professor at Middle Georgia State College. She teaches high school teachers how to better educate students. She joined 41NBC to talk about the governor's plan to take over failing schools in Georgia.

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Middle Georgia State Receives Grants To Reduce Textbook Costs

October 02, 2014

The bane of college students everywhere is how much textbooks cost. Come spring, Middle Georgia State College students who take introductory courses in education and political science with certain faculty members won't have to worry about buying ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Briana O'Neal

September 22, 2014

Full Name: Briana Charmisse O’Neal. Age: 21. Hometown and Residence: Dublin. High School: “I graduated from West Laurens High School in 2011. I played on the Lady Raiders Basketball team for four years and ran Cross ...

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School of Education Grad Makes Good Use of Technology

September 10, 2014

Instead of closing books at the end of class in Amber Morgan’s classroom at Henderson Middle School, students swipe applications closed on iPads. Read the complete article at ...

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MGA School of Education Awarded $10K

September 04, 2014

Middle Georgia State College's School of Education was awarded $10,000 in federal planning funds to come up with ways to strengthen teacher preparation. Complete article in the Sept. 2 edition of The Cochran Journal. ...

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School of Education Gets $10,000 Award For Initiatives

September 02, 2014

The School of Education will use the award to flesh out ideas to improve teacher candidate preparation. Read more here

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School of Education Gets $10,000 Award For Initiatives

August 28, 2014

Middle Georgia State College’s School of Education was awarded $10,000 in federal planning funds to come up with ways to strengthen teacher preparation. The award came in late August from the federal Transforming Educator Preparation ...

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Warner Robins Campus Hosts Summer Learning Fest

July 15, 2014

About 100 schoolchildren participated in this year's event. Read the complete story at

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School of Ed Hosts Summer Learning Festival

July 14, 2014

The one-day festival enrolled nearly 100 students from across the midstate. Aimed at rising second- through sixth-graders, the festival focuses on several subjects, including history, social studies and fine arts. Read complete article at ...

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Faculty Member Chosen For Education Review Panel

June 18, 2014

Dr. Sumitra Himangshu of Middle Georgia State College has been selected to serve as a member of the Education Review Panel (ERP) for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission beginning August 2014. The ERP is a nine-member panel appointed ...

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School of Education Hosts Summer Learning Fest For Kids

April 17, 2014

Middle Georgia State College's School of Education is hosting a Summer Learning Festival for kids who have just finished first through fifth grades. The festival is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Thomas Hall of the Warner Robins Campus. ...

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MGSC Grads Win Education Impact Awards

April 01, 2014

Kelsey Brown and Annie Haynes, both graduates of what is now Middle Georgia State College, recently were named the 2014 recipients of Special Education Impact Awards, given by the regional chapter of Georgia Learning Resources System. Brown and ...

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Seminar To Help First-Year Teachers Survive and Thrive

October 22, 2013

"Teaching, Learning, Collaborating," a one-day seminar to help new teachers learn to survive and thrive during their first year in the classroom, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State ...

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Bibb Teacher of Year Finalists Include 3 Middle Georgia State Grads

October 18, 2013

The Bibb County School District recognized the 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year at its Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 17, and announced seven finalists for the 2014 Bibb County Teacher of the Year. This year’s finalists, ...

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School of Education Presents Summer Learning Festival

May 14, 2013

The Middle Georgia State College School of Education presents the annual Summer Learning Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. The festival gives students who have just completed first grade through those about to enter the sixth ...

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