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If you are interested in being a part of your community as a teacher, teacher leader, or researcher, study with the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. We are home to initial certification programs at the bachelor's and master's levels in:

  • Early childhood education
  • Middle grades education
  • Secondary social studies education

We also provide continuing education for these areas through master of education and educational specialist degrees, as well as a doctoral program in educational theory and practice.

Faculty and students work with projects that integrate research, teaching, and service through community engagement. Local projects include:

  • Professional Development School partnership with the Clarke County School District
  • Science education professional development projects with surrounding school districts
  • Social studies education partnership with the Cobb House museum
  • Collaboration with homeschooling families
  • Neighborhood-based education center emphasizing creativity and critical literacies

Our faculty are highly productive, award-winning researchers and teachers. Our grant-funded projects expand knowledge around issues in teaching, learning, and learning to teach in varied contexts. Our faculty regularly publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and newspapers, and present at workshops.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    630 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Cynthia B. Dillard

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Latest News

Documentary series features College's partnership with school district

January 13, 2017
Hosted by legendary actor James Earl Jones, the series of mini-documentaries called "Behind the Scenes" highlights innovations and leaders in areas such as health, education, business, culture and the environment.

Convocation: Students urged to find value in small change

December 16, 2016
More than 200 graduate during Convocation, Commencement ceremonies.

Fields-Smith quoted in Christian Science Monitor

October 21, 2016
Classroom discussions about race are important, says the College of Education professor, but also need proper context.

Social Studies Education Review

A quarterly online, peer-reviewed journal featuring topics of interest to elementary and secondary social studies educators.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
24

African American Read-In

In support of the National African-American Read-In and the National Council of Teachers of English, ETAP's Graduate Student Organization invites you to participate in a read-in of works by African-American authors.

Feb
25

Writing Practice as Spaces for Empathy: Moving from Pain to Power (Elementary)

This workshop explores how teachers can create productive spaces for young children to work through their emotions with writing practice in the classroom.

Apr
22

Reading and Writing History (Grades K-8)

We can make history more personal and relevant by using historical fiction, research, narrative writing, and immersive simulations to enrich our social studies instruction.

May
4

Spring 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 spring and summer graduating class!

Recurring

Red Clay Writing Project Events

Summer institute, writing retreats, camps and Saturday workshops offer teachers a wide and engaging list of professional learning opportunities, many for UGA credit or state PLUs.

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