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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.

Program Highlights

  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

Deadline to Apply

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

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Faculty and Curriculum

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

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

Most of our educational specialist students are practicing teachers, so in addition to gaining valuable knowledge, you will also gain a new set of colleagues.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program


The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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