Gain the knowledge and skills to teach secondary students about the complex, culturally rich world of the 21st century.
Working closely with fellow students and faculty, you'll delve into subject-area explorations, learn teaching methods, and develop classroom skills through student teaching experiences while earning certification to teach social studies in Georgia schools.
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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.
Successful teacher candidates are always thinking about their emerging position as a social studies teacher. We work to provide varied contexts and avenues to ensure immediate teaching success.
Our advisors help you choose your program and use the services offered by the university. If you are interested in the BSEd program, you should declare social studies education as your intended major through the Office of Student Services in 122 Aderhold.
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.
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.
The social studies education major is designated as a high-demand major at the University of Georgia. The university identifies high-demand majors as those that receive or expect to receive more applications for major status from fully qualified rising juniors than the program can accommodate without endangering the quality of instruction offered. The social studies education program admits approximately thirty-five students per application round, based on quality of applicants and departmental resources.
Apply by the Third Friday in August to be considered for the upcoming spring cohort.
Social Studies Education online Program Application, which consists of the following: