Mathematics Education Program
General Information
College of Education / 105 Aderhold Hall / UGA

Degree Programs

The department offers programs leading to the following degrees:

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Bachelor of Science in Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education program is designed to prepare candidates for grade 7-12 secondary mathematics teaching. The student must meet all general degree requirements set by the University, such as the core program, history requirement, environmental studies, U. S. and Georgia constitution, and Regent's examinations. The program includes 3 courses in calculus and 8 additional teaching field courses (MATH, STAT, or EMAT) at the upper division level that includes at least one course in each of

The professional education courses in the junior and senior years include three general courses in educational psychology, introduction to education, and the nature of exceptional children. The mathematics education sequence over a period of four quarters includes courses and practicums for mathematics curricula, instructional computing, mathematics instruction, student teaching, and a post-student teaching seminar.

The student should consult each quarter with their Department of Mathematics Education faculty advisor to construct and carry forward a program of study.


Master of Arts Degree Program

Students must meet the general requirements, including the final oral examination, listed in the Graduate School Bulletin for the Master of Arts Degree. Course selection must have the approval of a Department of Mathematics Education faculty advisor.

*Required unless student has had similar courses.


Master of Education Degree Program

for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers

The requirements for the Master of Education degree leading to T-5 Mathematics Certification for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers are outlined below for those students holding Georgia T-4 Mathematics Certification for Secondary School. Students working for initial certification at the T-5 level can expect to complete additional requirements for certification. An organized program of studies approved by an advisor in the Department of Mathematics Education, must be completed. In addition, the student must meet all general requirements, including a final written comprehensive examination, listed in the Graduate School Bulletin for the professional master's degree.

*Required unless student has had similar courses.


Specialist in Education Degree in Mathematics Education

The Specialist in Education (Ed. S.) degree program in mathematics education shall consist of at least 8 courses, an applied project, and three units of seminar at the graduate level beyond the master's degree and the T-5 Certificate in mathematics. The program for each student should be planned as a logically organized whole, in the light of previous study, with all courses included in it beings ones that hold promise of improving qualifications for mathematics teaching. No courses are to be included in a student's specialist degree program that are designed chiefly to give professional preparation for positions other than teaching and/or supervising mathematics.

Each student's program should be planned in such a way that the master's program and the specialist program together will satisfy the following minimum requirements.

* Normally included in the Master's degree.


Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mathematics Education requires depth of study in mathematics education, in mathematics, and in related fields as appropriate. Students are expected to Take EMAT 9630 and at least two of the following courses: EMAT 8010, EMAT 8020, and EMAT 8030. Students must meet all general requirements listed in the Graduate School Bulletin. A Student's program of study must be approved by the major professor and the advisory committee.

Computer Science
Educational Psychology
Curriculum and Supervision
Instructional Technology
Elementary Education
Participation in research activities, gradually moving to a role of self-directed research and scholarship, is expected

May use registration for EMAT 9600 Research, EMAT 9630 Critique, or EMAT 9640 Analysis.

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