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This degree pathway gives you the versatility of a bachelor's degree in history while satisfying the high demand for middle grades teachers. Learn to analyze the many forces that shape human experience along with gaining expertise in teaching and learning.

A bachelor's degree in history gives students a solid foundation in a liberal arts education, but when combined with a master's degree in teaching, it gives students exceptional marketability after graduation. More than three-fourths of middle grades education graduates leave UGA with a job, working in both the public and private sector.

Program Highlights

  • Obtain a deep understanding of social, political, and economic changes in societies
  • Develop strong communication and leadership skills
  • With a strong need for teachers in Georgia and beyond, many graduates in middle grades education are employed after college
  • Enter the teaching workforce at a T-5 certification level (master's-level salary)

Deadline to Apply


Application Process

The middle grades Master of Arts in Teaching program uses a cohort model, and cohorts begin in the fall semester each year. We accept applications on a rolling basis, beginning Oct. 15, for the first cohort of Double Dawg students. Prospective students can apply during the entire year before their intended fall semester start, up to July 1 before fall semester begins in August.

Application decisions are usually made within two to three weeks of a complete application. Late applications that come in after the mid-March target deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and those decisions generally will be made within two to three weeks of a complete application.

If you are admitted to the Double Dawgs pathway that leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching, you will need to obtain a preservice certificate. More information about the steps to apply will be provided after admission.

Admissions Criteria

All current undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs program. Please contact the program's pathway advisor for more information.

The program faculty may request additional materials before admissions decisions are finalized. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  • Statement of purpose (short essay)
  • Official transcripts

If your Grade Point Average for at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework is 3.0 or above, you will NOT have to take an entrance exam.

If your Grade Point Average for 60 hours of coursework is below 3.0, you will be required to take an entrance exam. You will have the option of taking either the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test.

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