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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

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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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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Admissions

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 (Grades 6-12)

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

  • Completion of at least 2 semesters of calculus
  • Passing or exempting GACE I

Applicants must submit their official GRE or MAT scores during application. In recent years, students admitted to our master's degree programs have earned average GRE (quantitative) scores in the 65th to 70th percentile and average GRE (verbal) scores in the 50th to 55th percentile. We also accept the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

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:
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