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Our Certificate in Mathematics Education especially benefits you if you're pursuing a doctorate degree in mathematics. It will help you expand your knowledge and form connections between diverse disciplines of mathematics and mathematics education through coursework and potential field experience.

Program Highlights

  • For students enrolled in the mathematics PhD or master's program
  • Collaboration opportunities with field-leading mathematics educators and scholars
  • Freedom to personalize your program

Deadline to Apply

Faculty and Curriculum

We designed our Certificate in Mathematics Education program to advance your knowledge across different departments of mathematics in order to give you a well-rounded foundation for teaching.

This program exposes you to a range of mathematics learning techniques through courses involving technology and problem solving, research, field experience or a practicum, and a selection of electives. We make the program extremely flexible by giving you a varied choice of required courses. To fulfill this program's requirements, you will take 15 semester hours of courses in four areas of focus:

  • Technology and Problem Solving: Includes the integration of teaching and technology or problem-solving techniques
  • Research: Includes advanced study or the critique of a math education subgenre
  • Field Experience/Practicum: Includes an internship or project
  • Electives

We offer two options for your 3-hour Technology and Problem Solving course:

  • Technology and Secondary School Mathematics
  • Problem Solving in Mathematics

Some of your options for fulfilling a 3-hour research course include the following:

  • Critique of Literature in Mathematics Education
  • Advanced Study of Mathematics Teaching & Teacher Education
  • Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

You will also take at least one hour from both of the courses offered for the field experience / practicum requirement and at least three hours of electives offered in the math education field.

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

The Mathematics Education Student Association [] provides future teachers with access to professional resources through its book sale, 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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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

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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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