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Middle school is a seminal time in most children's lives. Become a positive influence and role model as a middle grades teacher with this Double Dawgs pathway that combines the broad expertise of a bachelor's degree with higher-level theory and practice that comes with a master's degree.

You will develop strong communication and leadership skills along with in-class experiences, and upon receiving your master's degree you become eligible for a T-5 certification level (master's level salary).

Program Highlights

  • Become certified to teach both language arts and social studies in grades 4-8
  • Take master's-level courses online and immediately apply new skills in the classroom
  • Enter the workforce with a T-5 certification level

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Faculty and Curriculum

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

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Admissions

Application Process

The middle grades undergraduate 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.

Admissions Criteria

All current undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs program. Please email 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

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

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