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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

Associate professor quoted on rapping lesson plans

October 11, 2017
Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice in the College of Education, was recently quoted on the use of hip-hop as a teaching tool by NBC News.

3 faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

September 15, 2017
This year, out of 24 Fellows selected across the University of Georgia, three were recognized in the College of Education, including Morgan Faison, Amanda Ferster and Liz Saylor.

Students enjoy their moment in the sun

August 23, 2017
Science education and early childhood majors help kids with a 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience.

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

Oct
20

Innovation in Teaching Conference

The Innovation in Teaching Conference highlights innovative teaching practices among educators.

Oct
24

Professional Development Schools Workshop: Forming Sustainable School District and University Partnerships

Visit professional development schools and attend working sessions on how to build sustainable partnerships between institutions.

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!

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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