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Mathematics Education

Our faculty pursue a variety of research interests, which they share within our students’ coursework. Their work includes:

  • Children’s mathematical thinking
  • Discourse and discourse analysis
  • Integers / negative numbers
  • Cognitively guided instruction
  • Argumentation in secondary mathematics classrooms
  • Collective argumentation
  • Beliefs in teaching practices

As a result, our students graduate with experience in essential and emerging fields of mathematics education.

Another unique aspect of our programs is the amount of time our students spend in classrooms working with students. Starting with one-on-one experiences, our students move through the program building on their abilities and students’ ideas, culminating with teaching and managing multiple classrooms during a student-teaching experience.

Degree Programs

Double Dawgs
Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)

  • BSEd in Mathematics Education

    Our program combines small class sizes, an award-winning faculty, and extensive field experience to earn your certification to teach secondary-school math.

Dual Degrees

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

  • MAT in Mathematics Education

    The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program leads to certification as a secondary school mathematics teacher (grades 6-12) and is intended for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field with a strong mathematics background.

Master of Arts (MA)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

  • EdS in Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)

    The specialist in education degree program is designed for experienced secondary school mathematics teachers who hold a master's degree and T-5 certification in secondary school mathematics teaching and wish to further their study of mathematics education.

  • EdS in Mathematics Education (PreK-8, Griffin Campus)

    Lead in mathematics education and earn an endorsement for teaching math in grades K-8 with our online and in-person educational specialist program.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • PhD in Mathematics Education

    This degree is designed for those with a strong background in both mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education.

Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Certification-Only Programs

Endorsement/Certificate Programs

Student Organizations

Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA)

This organization provides a forum for the exchange and distribution of information and ideas pertaining to mathematics education.

Faculty advisor: Kevin C. Moore

Faculty and Staff

Cameron O'Neill Byerley Assistant Professor
AnnaMarie Conner Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Math Ed
Jaime Marie Diamond Associate Professor
Kelly W Edenfield Clinical Associate Professor and MAT Coordinator
Amy Ellis Professor
Marsha McCrary Senior Lecturer
Kevin C. Moore Professor
Robyn Ovrick Senior Lecturer
Laurie Zielinski Co-Director

Contact Info

105 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
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