AB in Arabic / MAT in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Graduates of the AB in Arabic/MAT in TESOL program are in high demand for positions in schools both in Georgia and across the United States.
Upon completion of the MAT teacher-certification program (P-12), candidates will be eligible for a T-5 level certification in Georgia and enjoy reciprocity benefits with other states in the country. A T-5 certification may provide candidates with additional faculty opportunities and responsibilities at the P-12 levels. The MAT program provides hands-on experiences that will prepare teacher candidates to work with learners at the P-12 grade levels.
In this program of study, you typically finish your core classes by the third year. Then, in your fourth year, begin taking graduate-level courses and continue for one full year after graduating with your BSEd.
Continue to take classes through the fall and spring semesters of your fifth year, when you will take specialized courses to prepare you for teacher certification.
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Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements include:
- LLED 7040: Language and Culture in the Classroom (3 credits)
- LLED 7730: First and Second Language Acquisition and Development (3 credits)
- LLED 7630: ESOL, Grades P-12 (3 credits)
- ARAB/LING 6000-level or higher
Students in the AB in Arabic program will apply electronically to the dual degree pathway by the third Friday in January of the spring term of their junior year of study.
During this semester, students need to make sure they enroll in SPED 2000 (course required by the state of Georgia). Program faculty will review applications, interview interested candidates, and make final admission decisions by Jan. 31.
Applicants are required to submit either the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and TOEFl/IELTS (international applicants only). While completing your graduate school application for the MAT program, please include the following:
- Current resume/CV
- GRE or MAT scores
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
Admission to Graduate Program
Students will apply for admission to the UGA Graduate School no later than Sept. 1 of their senior year.
Admission to the graduate degree program will require a 3.0 GPA and satisfactory GRE score.
Deadline to Apply
You will apply for Double Dawgs admission in the spring of your junior year. Students will apply for admission to the UGA Graduate School no later than April 1.
Visit the Double Dawgs website for more details.
The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.
A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study. You will typically begin with an undergraduate advisor and, as you are accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway, you will be paired with a graduate advisor.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
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