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AB in History / MAT in Middle Grades Education

This degree pathway gives you the versatility of a bachelor’s degree in history while satisfying the high demand for middle-grades teachers. Learn to analyze the many forces that shape the human experience along with gaining expertise in teaching and learning.

A bachelor’s degree in history gives you a solid liberal arts foundation, but when it’s combined with a master’s degree in teaching, you gain exceptional marketability after graduation. More than three-fourths of middle grades education graduates leave UGA with a job, working in both the public and private sectors.


  • Obtain a deep understanding of social, political, and economic changes in societies
  • Develop strong communication and leadership skills
  • With a strong need for teachers in Georgia and beyond, many graduates in middle grades education are employed after college
  • Enter the teaching workforce at a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary)


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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 starts, up to July 1 before the 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.

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

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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