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Help others shape their future career choices with a career path that combines a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education with an MEd in Workforce Education, one of the top-ranked programs in the country.

Whether you plan to work in schools, extension offices, government entities or businesses, you will join a group of alumni that enjoys a 100% employment rate. The real-world training provided by this degree pathway gives you the expertise to work in career and technical education in both academic and industry settings.

Shape the Future: the Family Consumer Sciences Education/Workforce Education Double Dawgs Pathway

Highlights

  • Learn to cultivate work ethic, communication skills and innovation in others
  • Prepare to work in a variety of settings, such as schools, colleges, or industries
  • Enter the teaching workforce at a T-5 certification level (master's-level salary)
  • Shape the career path of others in areas such as culinary arts, financial planning, textiles, elementary education, and nutrition
  • Obtain the skills needed to manage careers within a global economy.

Curriculum

This program of study is for motivated students who want to make a difference among the next generation of Georgia's workforce.

In this Double Dawgs pathway, you'll begin taking coursework in your Family and Consumer Sciences area of emphasis by the second semester of your second year, following coursework in a variety of areas that will add to your expertise in your chosen specialty.

During the Summer of your third and fourth years, plan to take graduate-level courses, typically in the workforce development area, followed by just two additional semesters of graduate study.

Because undergraduates may share up to 12 graduate-level courses with their undergraduate program of study, the master's degree coursework begins when you are still an undergraduate.

After completing your bachelor's degree coursework, and completing requirements for the UGA Graduate School, you will become a master's student.

Admissions

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

Undergraduate Pathway Application

Prospective candidates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply for this Double Dawgs pathway prior to Spring of their third year by adding the BSFCS/MEd Workforce Education Double Dawgs pathway in Athena.

Graduate Program Application

Students will apply to the Graduate School in their final undergraduate semester. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entry into the MEd Workforce Education program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree is preferred.

Please follow the Graduate School's application portal to complete the official MEd Workforce Education Education application.

In your application, you will attach the following documents: - Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended - Resume

GaPSC Requirement

All candidates seeking admission to an initial educator preparation program must pass or be exempt from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. Review guidelines for exemption in Educator Prep Resources.

Deadline to Apply

Undergraduate pathway applications are accepted on a rolling basis but should be submitted prior to the Spring of the third year.

Graduate program applications are accepted on a rolling basis:

  • July 1 (Fall)
  • November 15 (Spring)
  • May 1 (Summer)

Additional Resources

Please fill out our contact form if you have additional questions. 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 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.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin 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

Students may take part in a variety of activities, both within their degree program as well as college-wide.

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