Become a leader in mathematics education in grades prekindergarten through eighth grade with our EdS in Educational Specialist program.
We designed this program for experienced math teachers who hold a master's degree and T-5 certification in elementary or middle school. You will deepen your subject knowledge while learning new teaching methods and completing an applied project. K-5 teachers will have the option of earning the K-5 mathematics endorsement.
Designed for full-time teachers, this program will help you improve your teaching of math concepts, prepare your students to be powerful math thinkers, and become a leader in shaping math education.
The coursework covers a wide-range of topics, including:
You will complete 30 hours of coursework over two years plus an applied project. Coursework entails:
You will progress through the coursework with a cohort of your peers, which provide the opportunity to learn from one another and make connections with other teachers around the state. You will take up to two courses each semester. Your coursework will include synchronous online classes, independent work, and six to eight in-person meetings at our Griffin campus per semester, all led by faculty with recent classroom experience.
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.
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.
Alumni of this program have gone on to win instructional and technology grants, make presentations to the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and work with the Georgia Department of Education on math education frameworks and tasks.
Gain knowledge and build relationships with teachers across the state while continuing your own teaching career through our hybrid program designed for working professionals.
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