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Recognized as a national research leader in the fields of mathematics and science education, this department combines the expertise of its internationally known faculty with the energy and innovation of its rising young scholars.

The University of Georgia has one of the largest and most respected groups of mathematics and science education faculty in the world. All of our prominent researchers teach doctoral courses and direct doctoral dissertation studies.

Although you may work with nearly all of the faculty—either in courses or on research projects—the most important aspect of the doctoral program is the close relationship you develop with your major professor. This faculty member serves as your mentor for the final dissertation as well as for navigating the world of science teaching, science education research, and science teacher education.

Contact Details

  • 105 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Barbara A. Crawford

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Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Bachelor's Degrees
    • Athens Campus
      Our program combines small class sizes, an award-winning faculty, and extensive field experience to earn your certification to teach secondary-school math.
    • Athens Campus
      Learn to instill awe in the world around us for students in grades 6-12 with a choice of four science concentrations.
  • Dual Degrees
    • Athens Campus
      Combine a broad liberal arts education, pre-professional teacher training, and certification with a BS/BSEd in Biology/Science Education.
    • Athens Campus
      Pursue your interest in mathematics and your passion for educating others with a dual degree from UGA's College of Education and Department of Mathematics.
  • Minors
  • Graduate Programs
  • Master of Education
    • Athens Campus
      Enhance your knowledge of the mathematics field and upgrade your existing teaching certification with the MEd in Mathematics Education for grades 6-12.
    • Griffin Campus
      Advance your skills with the MEd in Mathematics Education (PreK-8). Earn professional endorsements and become a leader within your school, district, or state.
    • Athens Campus
      Upgrade your teacher certification in the field of science and enhance your approach to instruction with the MEd in Science Education.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Athens Campus
      The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program leads to certification as a secondary school mathematics teacher (grades 6-12) and is intended for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field with a strong mathematics background.
    • Athens Campus
      Graduates of this program earn initial teacher certification in a secondary science field (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics, grades 6-12), in the context of master's degree studies and therefore at the T-5 (advanced) level.
  • Master of Arts
    • Athens Campus
      Further your explorations in mathematics and teaching concepts in our research-based, doctoral-prep program.
    • Athens Campus
      This is a research-oriented degree that may be pursued by anyone interested in studying issues in science education at the graduate level, whether or not holding science teacher certification.
  • Master of Science
  • Education Specialist
    • Athens Campus
      The specialist in education degree program is designed for experienced secondary school mathematics teachers who hold a master's degree and T-5 certification in secondary school mathematics teaching and wish to further their study of mathematics education.
    • Griffin Campus
      Lead in mathematics education and earn an endorsement for teaching math in grades K-8 with our online and in-person educational specialist program.
    • Athens Campus
      Upgrade your teacher certification from the T-5 to the T-6 level in a science field (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, "broad field" secondary science, or middle grades science).
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Athens Campus
      This degree program is designed for those with a strong background in both mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education.
    • Athens Campus
      This program emphasizes broad and deep familiarity with the research literature in science education, and the development of skills necessary to make original and important contributions to research.
  • Doctor of Education
    • Athens Campus
      Develop skills to make original and impactful contributions to science education with the doctor of education degree.
  • Non-Degree Programs
  • Certificates
  • Non-Degree Certifications
  • Endorsements
    • Athens Campus
      Earn an endorsement in K-5 mathematics and learn the latest developments in curriculum and assessment through our program designed for full-time teachers.
    • Athens Campus
      An individual with the Coaching Endorsement has strengthened and enhanced competency levels to use performance assessment data to provide specific feedback to individuals that will assist them in meeting criteria for performance in various educational positions.

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Latest News

Over 400 graduates take part in spring convocation ceremony

May 18, 2016
Over 400 graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked across the stage at the Classic Center during the College's Spring 2016 Graduation Convocation ceremony.

COE graduate teaching assistants recognized by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction

April 15, 2016
Sixteen College of Education graduate teaching assistants were recently recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

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March 9, 2016
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Upcoming Events


9th Annual State of Education in Georgia Conference

This one-day conference will include keynotes, breakout sessions, and discussions on several timely topics related to the State of Education in Georgia.


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 2016 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the Fall 2016 graduating class!

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Math Education Student Association Speaker Series

Leading researchers in mathematics education present their work of differing aspects of mathematics education. Graduate students and faculty have the opportunity to discuss theoretical and methodological issues that push the boundaries of potential research.

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Math Mania Summer Camp

A four day camp for rising fourth- to sixth-graders who are ready to see and do math in ways they have never done before!