Skip to page content

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
Faculty and staff Support our programs

Academic Programs

Support our programs

If you are interested in being a part of your community as a teacher, teacher leader, or researcher, be a part of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice.

Support the Department of Educational Theory and Practice

Latest News

Turning political emotions into classroom assets

November 10, 2017
New study aims to reveal how students encounter and process their beliefs and reality.

Climate change: Kat Raczynski helps district set course for improved social-emotional development

November 10, 2017
The director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project in the College of Education became the Clarke County School District’s district-wide professor-in-residence for school climate in fall 2015.

Graduate School honors 2 College alumni

November 1, 2017
Mary Frances Early (M.M.Ed. ’62, Ed.S. ’71) and Flora W. Tydings (B.S.Ed. ’76, M.Ed. ’79, Ed.D. ’03) were among nine who received the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award.

Social Studies Education Review

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

More Educational Theory and Practice News »
All College News »

Upcoming Events

Nov
28

Middle Grades Education Major Information Session

Come learn about the College of Education's middle grades education major!

Nov
30

Early Childhood Education Major Information Session

Come learn about the College of Education's early childhood education major!

Dec
14

Fall 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 fall graduates from the College of Education!

May
3

Spring 2018 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2018 spring and summer graduates from the College of Education!

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.

More Educational Theory and Practice Events »
Full Events Calendar »