This certificate benefits you if you're pursuing a doctorate degree in mathematics. It will help expand your knowledge and form connections between diverse disciplines of mathematics and mathematics education through coursework and field experience.

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education is designed for those enrolled in a doctoral program in mathematics with a goal of becoming a mathematics faculty member at a post-secondary institution. The purpose of the program is to strengthen connections between the related disciplines of mathematics and mathematics education by encouraging communication in support of the shared responsibility for effective teacher preparation. The program involves 15 hours of coursework and internships.

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.

Degree Awarded: CERT

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Mathematics and Science Education

105 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Coordinator: Kevin Moore


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