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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education

We designed our Certificate in Mathematics Education program for Ph.D. students in other programs who are interested in connections between mathematics and mathematics education. The program advances your knowledge across different departments of mathematics in order to give you a well-rounded foundation for teaching and teacher preparation. It is especially designed for Ph.D. students in Mathematics and other STEM fields who have an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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 across various areas of focus that include:

  • Technology and problem solving
  • Research studies and methods
  • The critique of a math education
  • Field experience and practicum including an internship

We have designed the program to be flexible so that you can take advantage of the variety of offerings by our faculty and program, and several students have used the Certificate as a way to include mathematics education in their career trajectory.

Download a Proposed Program of Study (PDF)


  • For students enrolled in the mathematics Ph.D., master’s program, or other related program
  • Collaboration opportunities with field-leading mathematics educators and scholars
  • Freedom to personalize your program


Applicants must be either:

  • Enrolled in the mathematics Ph.D. program, or
  • Enrolled in a master’s degree program in the Department of Mathematics with the intention of going on to obtain a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Georgia, or
  • Enrolled in a related Ph.D. program approved by the faculty.

For more information, contact AnnaMarie Conner .

Additional Resources

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Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

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A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

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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