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Enhance your knowledge of mathematics education with the MEd in Mathematics Education for grades 6-12. Advance your career with an in-depth study of mathematics and mathematics education with an emphasis on leadership.

The MEd degree is for certified secondary school teachers. This program allows you to upgrade your certificate and, optionally, to earn a coaching endorsement. Upgrade information is available on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) website.

This program prepares you for leadership in mathematics teaching for grades 6-12. If you are interested in teaching PreK-8, see our Griffin program.

For teachers who already have a Master's degree, regardless of institution, the MEd program can be tailored into an EdS program that incorporates previous Master's work.

Program Highlights

  1. Ranked in the top three in the nation by US News & World Report
  2. Designed for full-time teachers of grades 6-12
  3. Results in a certificate upgrade

Deadline to Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Faculty and Curriculum

You will build skills and knowledge in mathematics, pedagogy and curriculum, and leadership. Our program fits the scheduling needs of full-time teachers and prepares them for leadership roles in schools and districts by including course work and practical experiences in coaching, curriculum design, and analysis of policy.

Your program of study will consist of 36 hours:

  • 9 hours of pedagogy and curriculum
  • 15 hours of mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education content
  • 12 hours of research and leadership

Your program includes course work that can lead to a coaching endorsement and concludes with a leadership project.

Courses are offered in a hybrid format. During Fall and Spring semesters, coursework will occur one evening a week. Summer courses include concentrated face-to-face meetings built around school district calendars. The program can be completed in 2 years with only 2 courses per semester.

Most of your fellow MEd students will be practicing teachers. As a result, your participation in the program offers both valuable knowledge and a new set of colleagues who can provide you with ideas and advice on your career.

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

Taking courses with other full-time mathematics teachers gives you the opportunity to discuss solutions to common challenges in the classroom and in the profession.

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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