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Our science education program emphasizes curriculum and teaching practices from the most current research, aligning closely with state and national standards, including those established by the National Science Teachers Association and the Next Generation Science Standards. As part of this EdS in Science Education, you will complete an original research or evaluation project on a topic of interest to you. Graduates of this program further upgrade their teacher certification in a science field from the T-5 to the T-6 level.

Program Highlights

  1. Earn an upgrade to advanced level certification
  2. Designed for experienced, full-time teachers
  3. All required courses scheduled evenings, summers, or online

Deadline to Apply

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Faculty and Curriculum

In our EdS program, you will take courses in educational research, teaching strategies, curriculum, integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and other science education-related topics. You will also take graduate-level courses in the psychological and social foundations of education and, with permission of the instructor, you may elect to take some doctoral-level courses in science education.

Most courses are scheduled during the summer, evenings, or online. The capstone requirement for the EdS is an applied project, the result of an original research project related to your interests.

You will take courses from one of the largest and most respected groups of science education faculty in the world.

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

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.

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Student Life

Students are nearly always full-time and come from a variety of backgrounds. Because it is not a cohort-based program, this degree is set up to allow flexibility in timing and topics. The core of our program is the research mentoring relationship between the student and a major professor.

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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 Science Education

Students pursuing an EdS in Science Education are presumed to hold a master's degree and Clear Renewable T-5 level certification either in a secondary science field or in middle grades education with science as one of their specialty fields. A GRE score report is required for admission to the Science Education Program, which should be submitted directly to the Graduate School.

Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
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