Elementary Education BSEd/Elementary Education MEd

Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal, and intellectual development of individuals. Their influence stems from a love of learning, a talent for awakening students to new modes of thinking, an understanding of the human development process, and professional skills. Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society, and they instruct a wide range of topics. While specific course requirements vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the academic requirements of a major in a chosen field, will be literate in the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and methodology of education, and have developed initial teaching skills through supervised clinical experiences.

Graduates are in high demand in school systems across the state of Georgia and beyond. For the last several years, nearly 100% of recent graduates seeking teaching positions had job offers before the end of their final semester in the program. Graduates are recommended for a master's level teaching certificate (T-5), which earns a higher teaching salary in Georgia and in most states across the U.S.

Admission to Program

To apply to this Double Dawgs degree pathway, students must first apply for and be accepted into the BSED in Elementary Education program through the MFE COE Common Application. In the Common Application, students will submit an essay, resume, and unofficial transcripts.

Admitted students with a minimum GPA of 3.20 or higher will then be eligible to add the BSED/MED Elementary Education Pathway in Athena.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
• Overall minimum GPA of 3.20
• Completion of Core Areas I-VI


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

EDEL 6015, 3
EDEL 6025, 3
EDEL 6030, 3
EDEL 7040, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to the Graduate School in their final undergraduate semester. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entry into the MED in Elementary Education program.

Please follow the UGA Graduate School's application portal to complete the official MED Elementary Education application. Materials necessary for your application may include:
• Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
• Statement of purpose (short essay)
• Official transcripts

Students with a GPA of 3.2 or above are exempt from the Graduate School's required entrance exam, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Program Advisor

  • Name: Debbie Hargrave
  • Email: dbhargrave@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1717
  • Address: 612 Aderhold Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Elementary Education B.S.Ed.
  • Department/College: Educational Theory and Practice

Advising Contact

  • Name: Debbie Hargrave
  • Email: dbhargrave@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1717
  • Address: 612 Aderhold Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Elementary Education M.Ed.
  • Department/College: Educational Theory and Practice

Advising Contact

  • Name: Bob Capuozzo
  • Email: capuozzo@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4244
  • Address: 603C Aderhold Hall