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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Admissions

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

The program faculty may request additional materials before admissions decisions are finalized. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  • Statement of purpose (short essay)
  • Official transcripts

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

If you are admitted to the Double Dawgs pathway that leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching, you will need to obtain a preservice certificate. More information about the steps to apply will be provided after admission.

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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A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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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