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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

Clinical associate professor receives 2017 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

April 27, 2017
Beth Tolley was recently honored for her innovation in instruction, connection of seminar content to her research and incorporation of FYOS program goals into her seminar.

COE graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

April 12, 2017
Eighteen graduate teaching assistants in the College of Education were recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

Amazing Student: Miranda Williams

April 5, 2017
Bulldog fans are likely to recognize Miranda Williams as the feature twirler at football games. She even won a national title for her twirling prowess, but she also excelled in the classroom and community during her undergraduate career.

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

May
4

Spring 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 spring and summer graduating class!

Jun
5–30

Camp DIVE 2017

Camp DIVE provides an opportunity for UGA students to obtain course credit or volunteer hours while working hands-on with students in Clarke County. CCSD students can attend the program free of charge.

Jun
5–8

2017 Camp Red Clay

A four-day summer writing camp for rising 3rd-12th graders.

Oct
16

6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

The 6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers on important and timely topics.

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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