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The Master of Arts in Teaching degree leads to certification as a secondary school mathematics teacher (grades 6-12) and is intended for professionals with a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field who also have a strong mathematics background.

All certification requirements, including those that are not specifically part of the degree program (e.g., undergraduate courses) must be satisfied before the degree will be awarded.

Program Highlights

  1. Change to a fulfilling career as a teacher
  2. Become a certified teacher in four semesters
  3. 100% employment rate at graduation
  4. Designed for a spring or summer start

Deadline to Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Faculty and Curriculum

Our program consists of at least 46 hours of coursework, including a final written comprehensive examination.

Coursework includes both required and elective courses in:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics education

Courses address content, curriculum, and teaching methods, while also addressing the use of technology for teaching and learning mathematics. Field experiences, including student teaching, are an essential part of the program.

Our award-winning faculty remain current in the discipline through research and work in schools.

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

The Mathematics Education Student Association is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It provides current and future teachers with access to professional resources, regular colloquia, service projects, and social activities.

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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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