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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

  • 630 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Cynthia B. Dillard

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Latest News

Doctoral student receives study abroad award from Dr Pepper

October 11, 2016
Shara Cherniak, a third-year doctoral student in the department of educational theory and practice, will participate in a faculty-led program in Ghana during the 2016-17 academic year.

Recent grads win Fulbright teaching awards

October 8, 2016
Kimberly Buice and Sydney Laseter were among 19 University of Georgia students and recent alumni who received Fulbright awards.

A summer's swim into learning

September 9, 2016
Camp DIVE gives kids the chance to rethink how they see a classroom
Cover art for the Georgia Social Studies Journal

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

Upcoming Events


Innovation in Teaching Conference

This one-day conference highlights innovative teaching and teachers across all departments in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.


Professional Development Schools (PDS) Workshop: Forming Sustainable School District and University/College Partnerships

In this one-day workshop, faculty and administrative representatives from the College of Education and Clarke County School District will teach participant teams how to build sustainable partnerships and maximize the benefits of PDS for all stakeholders.


Fall 2017 Deadline to Submit Pre-Application Essays for COST Program

Submit your pre-application essay by Nov. 1 to be considered for the fall 2017 COST program.


Using Literary Theory for Social Justice (Grades 6-12)

This workshop is designed to help ELA teachers use literary theory to move past the boundaries imposed on them and their students in our increasingly standardized world.


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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