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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.

Program Highlights

  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

Deadline to Apply

Feb. 16 (Fall Start), Sept. 22 (Spring Start)

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Faculty and Curriculum

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.

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

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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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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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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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.

Part 2: Apply to this program


Often, a program will require additional qualifying materials than what is collected by the university office of admissions. A separate application must be completed to your particular program of interest if your major is in high-demand. Check your program's admissions details for more information.

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