BS in Biology / MAT in Science Education
Specialize in biology as an undergraduate degree, then receive a master of arts in teaching to prepare to work in a variety of classroom and learning environments after graduation.
By combining your bachelor’s degree in biology with an MAT in Science Education, you can increase your marketability and opportunities among future employers. Students who graduate to work in the field of science education have a 91% employment rate after graduation, according to the UGA Office of Career Services.
- STEM-focused majors are in high demand among employers
- Enter the teaching workforce at a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary)
- A constant need for science teachers means graduates enjoy a high rate of job placement
- Learn biology through one of the most established disciplines at the University of Georgia
- Specialize and stand out in biology, one of the most popular majors at UGA
Through this program of study, you typically finish your core classes by the third year. Then, in your fourth year, begin taking graduate-level courses and continue for one full year after graduating with a BSEd.
Earn your bachelor’s degree and continue to take classes through the summer, fall, and spring of your fifth year, when you will take specialized science and education courses to prepare you for teacher certification.
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All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs program. Degree pathways are structured so that undergraduates first move through their core and major courses in approximately three years. Because undergraduates may share up to 12 graduate-level courses with their undergraduate program of study, the master’s degree coursework begins when students are still undergraduates.
After successful completion of bachelor’s degree coursework, and completion of requirements for the UGA Graduate School, Double Dawgs participants become master’s students.
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 Science Education 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.
Visit The Double Dawgs website for more details.
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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.
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.
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.
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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