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BSED in Mathematics Education / MEd in Mathematics Education

University of Georgia graduates with mathematics teaching certification are highly recruited for secondary teaching positions throughout the state of Georgia. Students who complete both the B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. programs and the related certification assessments are eligible for T-5 Georgia secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics certification.


  • Increase your content and pedagogical knowledge from nationally and internationally accomplished faculty
  • A constant need for mathematics teachers means graduates enjoy a high rate of job placement
  • Complete both degrees in 5 years
  • Enter the teaching workforce at a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary)

Through this program of study, you will enhance your knowledge of the mathematics field and upgrade your existing teaching certification with the M.Ed. in Mathematics Education for grades 6-12. You will build skills and knowledge in mathematics, pedagogy and curriculum, and leadership. Our program fits the scheduling needs of teachers and prepares them for leadership roles in schools and districts by including course work and practical experiences in coaching, curriculum design, and analysis of policy.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements:

  • EMAT 6850 (3)
  • EMAT 6900 (3)
  • EMAT 6950 (3)
  • EMAT graduate elective (3)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

  • N/A

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Admission to Program

Students will apply to the Double Dawgs pathway by the third Friday in August of year two of the undergraduate program. This application not only includes applying to the Double Dawgs pathway through the Athena system, but also submission of an initial teacher certification application to the mathematics education program. Application information for the initial teacher certification application can be found on the B.S.Ed. in Math Education webpage under the ‘How to Apply’ section.

Applicants will follow the undergraduate mathematics education admittance requirements which include:

  • An overall grade point average of at least 2.75
  • Successful completion of MATH 2250, MATH 2260, and MATH 3200, each course with a grade of C (2.0) or better
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of tutoring pre-college students in a structured setting in mathematics (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 while these courses and tutoring are in progress. Upon meeting the requirements, the following formula will be used to determine admittance: Grade in MATH 2250 + Grade in MATH 2260 + Grade in MATH 3200 + Overall grade point average. The result must be a minimum of 9.75 for admittance to the program.

Admission to Graduate Program

For the M.Ed. in Mathematics Education program, students must apply to the Graduate School during the Spring semester of their fourth year to begin their remaining graduate courses in the Summer immediately following completion of their undergraduate degree. Students must apply to the Graduate School during the Spring or Summer semester of their fourth year to begin their remaining graduate courses in the Fall immediately following completion of their undergraduate degree. A GRE score is not required. By state mandate, applicants must have an overall minimum GPA (undergraduate or combined undergraduate and graduate) of 2.5 to be considered for admission.

For program admissions information, visit the B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education webpage for 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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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 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

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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