Social Studies Education (MEd)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The Social Studies Education Program offers two masters degree programs. The Master of Education (MEd) is for individuals who already hold teacher certification; the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for those who are not certified. Both feature flexible programs of study with an emphasis on research in social studies education and individual student interests; the MAT includes extensive field work, including a semester of student teaching.


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

Academic Department

Educational Theory and Practice
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177
Phone: 706/542-4244


Graduate Coordinator

Kyunghwa Lee


The Master of Education (MEd) degree is a 36 credit hour program that leads to T5 certification eligibility in Georgia. The minimum requirements for entrance are a 2.8 undergraduate GPA, and either a GRE score of 850 (with at least 400 on the verbal and quantitative sections) or a Miller Analogies Test score of at least 402. Application deadlines for the MEd degree are March 1 for admission in summer or fall semesters, or October 1 for admission in spring semester.



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