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BS in Financial Mathematics / MAT in Mathematics Education

Specialize in financial mathematics with an undergraduate degree, and 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 financial mathematics with a master’s degree in mathematics education, you can increase your marketability and opportunities among future employers. Graduates from UGA’s mathematics education program are highly sought after by Georgia school districts.


  • 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 mathematics teachers means graduates enjoy a high rate of job placement
  • Complete both degrees in 5 years


Through this program of study, you will typically finish your core classes by the third year. During the third and fourth years, as you begin taking graduate courses, you will complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and begin taking education courses. You will complete your student teaching/internship during the fall semester of your fifth year and complete your coursework in the spring.

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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 how to apply will be provided after admission.

You can find more program admissions information on the BSEd in Mathematics Education webpage , including details about minimum criteria and how to apply to the mathematics education program.

Deadline to Apply

Visit the Double Dawgs website for more details.

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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.

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All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to student success and provides a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Tuition and Financial AidAlmost 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.
Student Life

Gain extensive field experience, culminating in a full-time student teaching position in your final semester.

Connect with other students and math educators through our campus Mathematics Education Student Association, which organizes colloquia and receptions with speakers from across the world, holds book sales, and publishes the Mathematics Educator journal.

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