Mathematics/Mathematics Education - Dual Degree - B.S., B.S.Ed.

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Degree & Major: Mathematics/Mathematics Education - Dual Degree - B.S., B.S.Ed.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Frances Early College of Education
Department Name: Mathematics
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
William Graham

Kelly Edenfield
Mathematics Education
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The dual degree program in Mathematics and Mathematics Education combines the best aspects of both degrees. Graduates who complete this program earn a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education.

The Mathematics major at the University of Georgia is demanding yet versatile. The skills emphasized by this major include problem solving and analysis, mathematical modeling, and abstract conceptual thinking. The importance of these skills is recognized in the variety of career opportunities available to the mathematics major. The mathematics major is sometimes used as a stepping stone to professional schools such as law, business, or medicine; it can lead to applied careers in actuarial sciences, computer modeling and applications, and optimization and control theory; it can lead to academic positions, from high school teacher to college professor. Mathematics classes are generally small, offering students a great amount of personal attention. State-of-the-art computer labs are available to mathematics students. And finally, an active Math Club offers students opportunities to interact with each other, graduate students, and faculty. Visit our Web Page at for further information.

The Mathematics Education program at the University of Georgia offers a nationally accredited program that prepares students to teach mathematics in secondary school (grades 6-12) and beyond. The program emphasizes a blend of mathematical studies, professional studies, and practical experiences in schools. Students study the latest developments in curriculum and instruction, including instructional technology. Graduates of the Teacher Certification option receive the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and are eligible for initial certification in Georgia. Graduates who choose the Teaching Advanced Mathematics (non-certification) option are prepared for a wide range of options, including further study in mathematics and mathematics education.

Career Opportunities: Apart from preparing students to teach mathematics in grades 6-12 and beyond, the program prepares students for graduate studies in mathematics and for careers that call for mathematics, computer science, and interpersonal skills.
of Transfer Students:
Students are ordinarily expected to have completed the calculus sequence (through MATH 2500), Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 3000), Sequences and Series (MATH 3100), and Elementary Differential Equations (MATH 2700) before beginning their third-year course work. Earliest possible completion of Introduction to Higher Mathematics (MATH 3200) will facilitate the timely fulfillment of major requirements. An overall GPA of 2.75 is required.
Special Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in each course with a MATH, STAT, or EMAT prefix and in each education course.

Mathematics Education is a restricted major admitting only 25 students per cohort. All students must meet the following minimum qualifications to be admitted: overall grade point average of 2.75; grade of C or better in MATH 2250, 2260, 3200; and documented completion of 30 clock hours of tutoring 1-2 students in the mathematics of grades 6-12 in a structured setting.

All students meeting these requirements will then be ranked by using the following formula: grade in MATH 2250 + grade in MATH 2260 + grade in MATH 3200 + overall grade point average. The 25 students having the highest point totals will be admitted to the program.

A student who has been admitted for a given semester and is unable to enroll will automatically be allowed into the next cohort he or she is able to join. Students who were denied admission can reapply as many times as they wish.

Student Organizations: The University of Georgia's Math Club is an organization intended to promote new mathematical interest and stimulate that interest where it already exists. Meetings usually consist of lectures by UGA students and faculty on various mathematical topics. We also try to bring in guest lecturers whenever possible. Although geared toward students involved and interested in math, our lectures are designed to be accessible to anyone with a college preparatory math background. Check out the webpage:

The Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA) is an official affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is open to all University of Georgia students. MESA serves the mathematics education community by organizing colloquia and receptions with invited speakers from all over the world, by organizing book sales, and by publishing The Mathematics Educator. MESA members serve local schools and the community.
Available Graduate Programs: Mathematics, mathematics education, engineering, meteorology, ecology, and many others, including medical school and law school