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Overview

Combine your interest in the field of mathematics with your passion for educating others through our dual degree program. The UGA College of Education and the Franklin College Department of Mathematics join their requirements for a BSEd in Mathematics Education and a BS in Mathematics. This pairing offers you new ways to explore the field and gives you greater flexibility in your career.

The dual degree's courses are taught by award-winning faculty current in their disciplines through their research and work in schools. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to student teach in middle and high school classrooms, and an experienced mentor and supervisor will support your fieldwork.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for initial teacher certification in Georgia to teach mathematics in grades 6-12.

Program Highlights

  1. 100% of our graduates employed
  2. Ranked No. 3 in the nation by US News & World Report
  3. Provides in-school experiences each semester
  4. Cohort model helps students form personal and professional relationships
  5. Allows students to earn two degrees in four years

Deadline to Apply

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

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Faculty and Curriculum

Our program encourages a depth of study in both mathematics education and mathematics. Courses address content, curriculum, and teaching methods while offering participants significant field experience.

You will learn essential professional skills and subject matter expertise as well as training in technology for teaching and learning mathematics. The College of Education's BSEd includes coursework in mathematics and statistics as well as courses related to secondary school mathematics curriculum and instruction.

The Department of Mathematics supports this experience with an in-depth study of topics such as:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Applied mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Number theory
  • Topology

As a dual degree student, you will take 18 hours of content-focused courses, 6 hours of elective coursework, and 36 hours of professional education courses.

Content courses allow you to explore different aspects of the mathematics field, providing you with a scholarly foundation you can apply in professional practice. Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Sequences and Series
  • Introduction to Higher Mathematics
  • Modern Algebra and Geometry I
  • Statistics, Probability
  • Foundations of Geometry I

Professional education courses prepare you for and offer you progressive field experiences, from working with one student to teaching small groups to managing an entire class' instruction. Our courses include:

  • Secondary school mathematics
  • Field experience
  • Student teaching
  • Professional seminar

Please choose courses carefully to meet the requirements of your dual degree. Consult your advisors in both colleges as early as possible.

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.

Tuition rates

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

You will also take part in a cohort group with other students during the dual degree program. This will help you develop strong academic and personal relationships that can carry over into your fieldwork and career.

As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and to compete for the Department of Mathematics' Kossack Prize in calculus. We also offer an annual mathematics major fair to help you socialize with math faculty and current majors in an informal setting.

The Mathematics Education Student Association provides future teachers with access to professional resources through its book sale, regular colloquia, service projects, and social activities.

Participate in a variety of research opportunities through the Vertical Integration of Research and Education and the National Science Foundation.

Book a campus visit

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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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

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

Requirements

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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