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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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