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K-5 Mathematics Endorsement and Certificate (Griffin Campus)

As an endorsement, this program is recognized by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). As of Fall 2024, it is also a UGA certificate program. Therefore, completion of the program will be noted on the GaPSC certificate and on the UGA transcript.

Boost your classroom skills and potentially your pay grade by earning an endorsement in K-5 mathematics through our program designed for full-time teachers. Common Core and new annual assessments have elevated the importance of math in schools. Help your students rise to the challenge by expanding your own knowledge.


  1. Add a mathematics endorsement to your teaching certificate
  2. Offered in a hybrid format with some online coursework with some in-person meetings at our Griffin campus
  3. Geared toward full-time teachers


Get a leg up on recent changes in math curriculum and assessment without taking a break from your teaching career.

Our coursework prepares you to more effectively help your students meet changing and challenging new math standards and expectations. To earn your endorsement, you will take four courses covering topics including:

  • The main content areas of K-5 math (numbers and operations, geometry and measurement, algebra, and statistics)
  • Learning theory
  • Methods of instruction
  • The effective use of technology and manipulatives

Learn not only from our faculty—all of whom have recent classroom experience—but also your fellow students. You will progress through your coursework and in-person meetings together, allowing you to support and learn from each other.

A combination of in-person Saturday sessions and online sessions throughout the semester enable you to share and discuss ideas as well as develop professional relationships that can enhance the remainder of your career.

You will add a K-5 mathematics endorsement to your Georgia teaching certificate.

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the College’s internal endorsement application form in addition to any other applications required by the endorsement program or UGA Graduate School.

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To complete the K-5 endorsement only (not as part of a degree program), apply to the UGA Graduate School as a non-degree student. You will need to include a statement of purpose. Note that only 9 hours of coursework taken as a non-degree student can later be used toward a degree. Thus, if you decide to pursue either the M.Ed. or Ed.S. on the Griffin campus, you must do so within your first 9 hours of coursework in order to use the endorsement courses toward a degree.

Deadline to Apply

  • June 30

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