This program,designed for current grades 6-12 teachers, includes at least 29 hours of coursework and an applied project. The program is planned as a logically organized whole and individualized for you, reflecting your prior education and experience.
Athens: The EdS degree is designed for experienced secondary school mathematics teachers who wish to further their study of mathematics education. The program of study is planned as a logically organized whole, taking into account courses completed in the master’s degree program. Completion of a project is a program requirement.
Griffin: The EdS degree is designed for experienced elementary school and middle school mathematics , and special education teachers holding a master’s degree who wish to further their study of mathematics education. The program involves the completion of 32 hours of coursework, including an applied project.
Degree Awarded: EdS
Degree Code: EDS_EMAT (Athens Campus); EDS_EMAT_GRF (Griffin Campus)
The Mathematics Education Program offers 5 graduate degrees: the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), MEd (Master of Education), MA (Master of Arts), EdS (Specialist in Education), and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). All 5 degrees are offered on the Athens campus and are geared toward people with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics in grades 6-12. The MEd and EdS are also offered on the Griffin campus and are geared toward people with an interest in early childhood (preK-5) or middle grades (4-8) education. We also offer a graduate certificate in mathematics education for those pursuing a PhD in mathematics who wish to learn more about mathematics education.
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 faculty’s influential research has included topics such as mathematics curricula, research in mathematics education, the history of mathematics curricula and education, emotional dimensions of school mathematics experiences, tools for interactive mathematical material, socio-cultural-political factors that influence science teaching and learning, international science education, psychology of learning science and technology used in mathematics and science education.
School/College: College of Education
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Academic Department: Mathematics and Science Education
105 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7124
Graduate Coordinator: Kevin Moore