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Come work, study, and learn with the nationally and internationally recognized faculty of the Department of Language and Literacy Education. We offer a wide and robust selection of endorsement, certificate, and degree programs for educators interested in literacy learning and language acquisition. Whether on campus, online, or some combination of the two, there is a language and literacy program to fit your needs.

Our three areas of focus—English education, literacies and children's literature, and TESOL and world language education—provide cutting-edge instruction marked by innovative design, challenging content, and rich professional relationships. Graduates of our BSEd, MEd, MAT, and EdS programs take their expertise to schools throughout the Southeast, while our doctoral graduates populate research-intensive universities across the nation.

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  • 315 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602

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Bachelor's Degrees

  • BSEd in English Education This program prepares you to teach secondary-school English with classes in literature, composition, and language as well as student-teaching experience.
  • BSEd in World Language Education Earn certification as a world language / TESOL teacher at UGA’s highly regarded program featuring hands-on classroom experience and an accomplished, internationally renowned faculty.

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Come work, study, and learn with the nationally and internationally recognized faculty of the Department of Language and Literacy Education. We offer a wide and robust selection of endorsement, certificate, and degree programs for educators interested in literacy learning and language acquisition.

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