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Overview

If you are interested in research about teacher education, choose this emphasis for your degree in educational theory and practice. Teacher education may take place as formal and alternative preparation programs, as in-service professional development and continuing education experiences, and within mentoring and supervision relationships that bridge university and P-12 settings. You will study teacher education amid institutional, discursive, socio-cultural, and political contexts.

Our faculty are committed to being and preparing teachers to be advocates for children, for communities, for learning, and for their profession. Our graduates go on to careers as aspiring and practicing teacher educators, instructional coaches, administrators, supervisors, and university faculty.

Program Highlights

  1. Regularly ranked as a top 5 program by U.S. News & World Report
  2. Home to nationally recognized and award-winning faculty
  3. Work with faculty on cutting-edge education research
  4. Prepare to become a leader in education research and practice

Deadline to Apply

January 1 (summer/fall admission), October 1 (spring admission)

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Faculty and Curriculum

As a student in the emphasis in teacher education, you will study how it manifests in multiple and varied contexts. This includes institutional, discursive, socio-cultural, and political contexts that continuously shape and reshape the meanings and purposes of teacher education. Graduates of this program go on to careers as aspiring and practicing teacher educators, instructional coaches, administrators, supervisors, and university faculty.

Your courses in this emphasis will be determined in consultation with your committee, although at least nine credit hours will come from within the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. At least one of the members of your doctoral committee should come from the teacher education emphasis area, where our faculty are committed preparing teachers to be advocates for children, for communities, for learning, and for their profession.

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

Your experience begins with a doctoral orientation seminar that introduces foundational ideas, readings, and scholars in the field. We invite you to explore, read, think, collaborate, research, and share your ideas about educational theory and practice with researchers, teachers, and leaders in your area of emphasis.

The program is home to a mixture of full-time and part-time students. Most full-time students are supported through teaching and research assistantships. Most part-time students work on the PhD while continuing to work as teachers and administrators.

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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

  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

Requirements

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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