This degree is specifically designed for students with an undergraduate degree who seek state certification to teach TESOL in Georgia P-12 public schools. Specialize in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and less commonly taught languages such as Arabic.

Degree Type: Masters

Degree Program Code: MAT_TEWL

Degree Program Summary:

The MAT program in TESOL and World Language Education is designed for students who want advanced professional preparation and study in teaching world languages to children, adolescents, and young adults. A wide range of program offerings and electives accommodates student needs and interests. Upon graduation, MAT students receive K-12 T-5 initial certification to teach world languages in Georgia schools. The program consists of 51 credit hours in teaching methods, second language acquisition, literacy, cultural awareness, research methods, as well as a fall semester of methods and practicum experiences and a spring semester of student-teaching. Individuals interested in teaching French, German, Latin, Spanish and less commonly taught language (i.e., Arabic, Korean, Italian, Mandarin, among others) should contact our department¡¦s program coordinator, Dr. Victoria Hasko (

This department prepares high-quality educators for elementary, middle and high school levels. Scholars and educators within this department help shape the theory and praxis that guides literacy education, English education, foreign language education and English as a second language education.

The department boasts a strong heritage of research in and promotion of language and reading skills. Crucial research within this department continuously contributes to the development of answers to the new challenges facing students and teachers in the 21st century regarding discourse.

Department faculty have been nationally recognized for expertise within language and literacy development and education. Many have published their research and theories in books and professional journals, and have presented research findings in national conferences in areas such as critical literacy, methodology, social construction of literacy, situated learning, children’s and young adult literature, language acquisition, foreign language acquisition, discourse analysis, and teacher preparation.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

Mary Frances Early College of Education

110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602



Language and Literacy Education

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