Further your explorations in mathematics and teaching concepts in our research-based, doctoral-prep MA program. Our program is designed for students with a strong mathematics or mathematics education background, who are interested in thesis research.

The MA degree is designed for students with a strong mathematics background and a background in secondary mathematics education. The program of study requires six content courses (at least 3 of which must have a MATH prefix), courses in curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, research and a thesis, for a total of 32 hours.

Degree Awarded: MA

Degree Code: 243M

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

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Mathematics and Science Education

105 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7124

Graduate Coordinator: Kevin Moore


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