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AB in English / MAT in Middle Grades Education

Combine the broad benefits of a bachelor’s degree in English with the specialization of a master of arts in teaching with this Double Dawgs pathway.

Double Dawg graduates from this program move into leadership roles in schools and other educational organizations, such as teachers of middle school English or language arts, or directors in camps, drama programs, or specialized training centers.


  • Hone critical thinking and self-expression through your undergraduate coursework
  • Gain real-world classroom experience as part of your master of arts in teaching degree
  • Become certified to teach in grades 4-8, with additional specializations or grades available through state certification
  • The majority of Middle Grades Education graduates are employed full-time, with many receiving a job offer before graduation
  • Enter the workforce at a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary)
  • With a need for teachers in Georgia, many graduates can work in their choice of school


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How to Apply

All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs program. Please contact the program’s pathway advisor for more information.

Undergraduate Application

Prospective candidates may apply for this Double Dawgs pathway by submitting an undergraduate MFE COE Major Application.

Learn more about the undergraduate COE Major Application requirements

Graduate School Application

Students will apply to the Graduate School in their final undergraduate semester. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entry into the MAT Middle Grades Education program.

Please follow the Graduate School’s application portal to complete the official MAT Middle Grades Education application.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above are exempt from the Graduate School’s required entrance exam, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Deadline to Apply

The middle grades Master of Arts in Teaching program uses a cohort model, and cohorts begin in the fall semester each year. We accept applications on a rolling basis, beginning Oct. 15, for the first cohort of Double Dawg students. Prospective students can apply during the entire year before their intended fall semester start, up to July 1 before fall semester begins in August.

Application decisions are usually made within two to three weeks of a complete application. Late applications that come in after the mid-March target deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and those decisions generally will be made within two to three weeks of a complete application.

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Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study. You will typically begin with an undergraduate advisor and, as you are accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway, you will be paired with a graduate advisor.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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