Mathematics Education (MAT)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The MAT degree is intended for those holding a bachelorís degree in mathematics or other field with a strong mathematics background. The degree is designed to lead to certification for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12 in Georgia at the T5 level. The program combines a depth of study of mathematics with the study of mathematics education, educational psychology, and research. The program requires 36 hours of coursework, 10 hours of student teaching or internship (for a total of 46 hours), and a written comprehensive examination.


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Mathematics and Science Education
105 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7124
Phone: 706/542-4194


Graduate Coordinator

Andrew Izsak


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 facultyís 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.



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