BSEd in Elementary Education / MEd in Elementary Education
Embrace learning during a child’s formative years through a Double Dawgs pathway that offers both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in elementary education. Your coursework will cover the history and methodology of education while also giving you the foundations to instill a lifelong love of learning among young children.
This degree program is in high demand at UGA, and admission is competitive. Graduates are sought by school systems across Georgia and beyond, with nearly all of our graduates who seek teaching positions after graduation securing a job before the end of their final semester. Your master’s-level coursework is primarily online, along with a yearlong student-teaching placement, allowing you to learn the latest methods and immediately apply them in the classroom.
- Gain professional experience while working on your master’s degree
- Combine the latest instructional techniques with core content and a yearlong practicum.
- Become eligible for an increased salary through T-5 certification (master’s-level salary)
- Nearly 100% of elementary education graduates seeking teaching positions have job offers before graduation
In this program of study, your first two years at UGA give you a broad base of knowledge in history, the humanities, mathematics, languages, and science. By your third year, you begin to delve into education coursework and understand the theory behind the practice.
After graduating with a BSEd, continue your coursework through the following summer and fall through advanced coursework and electives to further specialize in elementary education.
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How to Apply
To apply to this Double Dawgs degree pathway, you must first apply and be accepted into the BSEd in Elementary program no later than the fall of your junior year.
You will apply for Double Dawgs admission in the spring of your junior year.
Following admission into the elementary education program, students will apply for admission into the Graduate School (with the assistance of program faculty). Please contact the program’s pathway advisor for more information. Materials needed for this step may include:
- Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
- Statement of purpose (short essay)
- Official transcripts
Deadline to Apply
For Fall Block I entrance, the deadline to apply is the third Friday in January.
For Spring Block I entrance, the deadline to apply is the third Friday in August.
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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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