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Earn your math teaching certificate without the commitment of an additional degree through this non-degree program aimed at students with a background in mathematics but not education.

You will take only the courses that you need to meet state certification requirements, learn introductory education topics, and gain classroom experience. Upon completion of the program, you will earn certification to teach mathematics in grades 6-12.

Program Highlights

  • Earn initial certification to teach science in grades 6-12
  • Individualized course of study
  • Most students complete the program in about a year
  • 100 percent employment rate upon graduation

Deadline to Apply

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Faculty and Curriculum

Qualified math teachers are in high demand now that new standards and assessments have elevated the importance of the subject. Turn your math background into a teaching career by shoring up your subject matter knowledge with education fundamentals.

Gain the education foundation and classroom experience you need to become a certified math teacher. You will also learn about mathematics curriculum and the latest standards including Common Core.

You will work with an advisor to design a course of study that includes only what you need to meet state certification requirements. For most students, that includes:

  • Educational foundations
  • The teaching and learning of math
  • Teaching students with disabilities
  • Student teaching Depending on your background, you may need to take a few mathematics or statistics courses to meet the certification requirements.

Study with faculty recognized nationally for their research on topics including mathematics curriculum, assessment, and technology.

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

Create connections and tap into professional resources through the Mathematics Education Student Association, which organizes book sales, colloquia, service projects, social activities, and the publishing of The Mathematics Educator journal.

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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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