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Advance your skills in teaching with the MEd in Mathematics Education for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Our program includes courses, field experiences, and a portfolio project, and it combines both in-person and online instruction.

Students have an option to earn the coaching endorsement and the K-5 mathematics endorsement. Graduates have gone on to become leaders in their schools, systems, and the state.

Program Highlights

  1. Designed for full-time teachers of prekindergarten through eighth grade
  2. See Athens program for grades 6-12
  3. Hybrid format (online combined with face-to-face instruction)
  4. Offered only on the UGA Griffin campus

Deadline to Apply

June 30

Faculty and Curriculum

Courses are taught in a hybrid format that combines on-campus meetings and online instruction, and course scheduling typically fits the needs of working professionals. The MEd program uses a cohort model that helps you form important professional relationships to support your career.

Master of education courses cover the major content areas of the P-8 mathematics curriculum:

  • Number and operations
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Algebra and statistics
  • Effective use of technology and manipulatives

As a student, you will also enhance your skills with studies in learning theory, methods of instruction, and research.

The program includes two fall, two spring, and two summer semesters:

  • During the fall and spring, you will spend approximately eight Saturdays on the Griffin campus and participate in six to 12 online meetings during the week.
  • In the summer, the schedule varies depending on teacher workdays, but the session will end by July 4. Summer courses combine in-person meetings, synchronous online instruction, weekday classes, and online components.

Courses consist of 37.5 hours plus homework, projects, and other assignments. Additional online work accounts for the remaining time. Coursework includes:

  • Problem solving in arithmetic, geometry, and algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Geometry and measurement methods
  • Arithmetic and algebra methods
  • Learning theories
  • A research seminar in mathematics education
  • Internship in mathematics education

You also complete a course and an internship to prepare you to become a mathematics education leader, and create a final portfolio demonstrating knowledge in core content areas.

Many of our faculty members have recent or ongoing classroom experience, which they apply to their courses in a way that combines real-world practice with academic theory.

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 your fellow students will be practicing teachers. This provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain a new set of colleagues, to compare professional experiences, and to develop personal relationships.

The UGA Griffin Campus is located 40 miles south of Atlanta in Griffin, Georgia, and hosts several of the university's programs.

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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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 MEd in Mathematics Education (PreK-8, Griffin Campus)

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate degree and 3.3 GPA in your master's degree.
  • Passing or exempting GACE I

Applicants must submit their official GRE or MAT scores during application. Average GRE scores (old scale) of recently admitted students:

  • Quantitative score in the low 700s (~75-80th percentile)
  • Verbal score near 500 (~50-55th percentile)

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.

Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
June 30

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