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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 human experience along with gaining expertise in teaching and learning.

A bachelor's degree in history gives you a solid lieral 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 sector.


  • 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)


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

Undergraduate Application

Please submit a Double Dawgs application through the link provided below.

The application must be completed in one sitting. Be prepared to upload the following:

Undergraduate Pathway Application

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.

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Meet Your Advisor

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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Student Life

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.

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