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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.

Note: Workforce Education is an online program and subject to a different per-credit-hour cost.

Program 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, early childhood education, and nutrition
  • Obtain the skills needed to manage careers within a global economy.

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Faculty and Curriculum

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

In this Double Dawgs pathway, begin taking coursework in your 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.

For more details, please download a program of study in the Resources box below.

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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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Application Process

The 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 their bachelor's degree coursework, and completion of requirements for the UGA Graduate School, they become master's students.

The HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships allow a maximum of 127 attempted or paid hours, whichever is reached first, for students who have not completed a bachelor's degree. This can be used to cover tuition for both undergraduate and graduate coursework. HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships will only pay tuition at the lower rate, whether it is the graduate or undergraduate rate. Once a student meets the requirements for graduation from the undergraduate program, they are no longer eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions are evaluated holistically, and recommendations for admission are based on an applicant's qualifications, recommendations, statement, match with faculty interests, and the program's capacity.

Among other indicators of academic promise, candidates should possess:

  • A strong undergraduate GPA with usual acceptance being 3.0 or higher.
  • A strong Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 286 or more OR a strong Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 402 or more. As required by the Graduate School, these scores are valid until Sept. 15 following the fifth anniversary of the testing date. Otherwise, applicants must take one of the tests again.

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

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