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A cohort model with small class sizes, an award-winning faculty, and extensive real-world teaching experience add up to prime preparation for teaching math at the middle and high school level.

Our mathematics education program combines studies in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics along with extensive field experiences to earn certification to teach in Georgia schools.


  1. Provides in-school experiences each semester
  2. Cohort model helps students form personal and professional relationships
  3. Earn certification to teach math in grades 6-12


Continue your studies in the field of mathematics while exploring how to teach the subject. You will participate in field experiences to apply your coursework in the classroom.

You will deepen your own understanding of mathematics through upper-level content courses while studying how to teach mathematics concepts to middle and high school students through courses covering:

  • Mathematics curriculum in grades 6-12
  • Teaching methods
  • Using technology in teaching and learning

You will gain field experiences every semester. Begin by working with students one-on-one to gain experience in how students think and learn mathematics. You will progress to working with small groups of students to develop your abilities to support students' learning.

In your third semester, you will design and implement activities with a classroom of students and learn how to facilitate discussions to maximize learning. In your final semester, you will teach and manage multiple classrooms during your student-teaching experience.

Starting in your third year, you will take 60 hours related to your major, including:

  • 15 hours of upper-level mathematics
  • 9 hours of electives, including at least one math and one math education course
  • 21 hours during three semesters of courses in teaching math, including field experience
  • 15 hours of student teaching and a related seminar in the final semester

You progress through the program with fellow students as cohorts, developing relationships that support learning and growth through your studies and often beyond. Small class sizes give you ample opportunity for individual attention and mentoring by our award-winning faculty, who keep current in the field through research and work in our partner schools.

You will earn initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 6-12 in Georgia public schools.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

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Part 2: Apply to the BSEd in Mathematics Education

To begin the program in the fall semester, a completed application must be submitted by February 16th. To begin the program in the spring semester, a completed application must be submitted by September 22nd. Admission to the undergraduate Mathematics Education degree program requires the following minimum qualifications:

  • An overall GPA of at least 2.75
  • Successful completion of MATH 2250 (Calculus I), MATH 2260 (Calculus II), and MATH 3200 (Introduction to Higher Mathematics), each with a grade of C or better (a grade of C– is not sufficient)
  • Passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment or exemption
  • Completion of at least 30 clock hours of tutoring pre-college students in a structured setting in the mathematics of grades 6-12 with required documentation
  • An essay reflecting on your tutoring experience
  • An evaluation by a supervisor or coordinator

Students may apply to the program with the requirements above still in progress. However, no student will be admitted until all requirements are completed and appropriate documentation has been received.

Upon meeting these requirements, students will then be ranked using the following formula:

All students meeting these requirements will then be ranked using the following formula: Grade in MATH 2250 + Grade in MATH 2260 + Grade in MATH 3200 + Overall grade point average

A minimum of 9.75 points is required to be considered for admission. Students who have at least 9.75 points will then be rank ordered, and the 25 students having the highest point totals will be admitted to the program each semester.

In the event of a tie, we will admit 26 students. A student who has been admitted for a given semester and is unable to enroll due to an emergency will automatically be allowed into the next cohort s/he is able to join. Students can reapply as many times as they wish.

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Deadline to Apply

Third Friday in August

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Meet Your Advisor

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

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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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Student Life

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.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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