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EdS in Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)

The EdS in Mathematics Education for grades 6-12 is designed for experienced secondary school mathematics teachers who hold a master’s degree and T-5 certification in secondary school mathematics teaching and wish to further their study of mathematics education.

The program of study is planned as a logically organized whole, taking into account courses completed in the master’s degree program. This program also requires the completion of an applied project.


  1. Ranked No. 3 by US News & World Report
  2. Designed for full-time teachers of grades 6-12 (for grades PreK-8, see the Griffin program)
  3. Leads to certificate upgrade
  4. Supports teaching of Common Core
  5. Emphasis on classroom technology


This degree includes at least 29 hours of coursework and an applied project. The program is planned as a logically organized whole and individualized for you, reflecting your prior education and experience.

Your coursework focuses specifically on preparing you for an advanced role in teaching and/or supervising mathematics teachers.

Together, the MEd and the EdS degrees include:

  • 6 hours of educational foundations
  • 12 hours of mathematics-specific curriculum and instruction and two 1-hour seminars
  • 33 hours of MATH, STAT, and EMAT courses (at least 15 hours of which must be taken at UGA)
  • 6 hours of research methods
  • 3 hours of an applied project

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .


Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the EdS in Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)

We base admissions decisions on a variety of factors including past performance in course work, especially mathematics course work, GPAs in past degree programs, entrance exam scores, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants must submit their official GRE or MAT scores during application. In recent years, students admitted to our master’s degree programs have earned average GRE (quantitative) scores in the 50th to 55th percentile and average GRE (verbal) scores in the 45th to 50th percentile. We also accept the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

While completing the Graduate School application, you will need to provide:

  • 3 letters of recommendation: You will identify your letter writers and their email addresses when you apply, and they will receive an email from the Graduate School asking them to complete the form online. Choose recommenders who know your academic work well and can speak to your capacity to engage in graduate level study of mathematics, to perform well in courses requiring high levels of reading and writing, to work as a classroom teacher, and to be successful in a graduate program. Do not solicit “character references” from friends, family, or people you know socially.
  • Transcripts: Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.
  • Test scores: Have your GRE scores sent directly to UGA using the institution code 5813.
  • Statement of purpose: Please tell us why you are interested in the program for which you’re applying. Please include any relevant experiences which have driven your interest.

Deadline to Apply

  • July 1 (fall)
  • November 15 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer)

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Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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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