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AB in Asian Languages and Literature / MAT in TESOL and World Language Education

Graduates of the AB in Asian Languages and Literature/MAT in World Language Education 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 United States. 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 a 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.



Download a Sample Program of Study


Download a Sample Program of Study


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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 6000: Asian Culture (3 credits)
  • LLED 7630: ESOL, Grades P-12 (3 credits)


Students in the AB in Asian languages and literature 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.

Interviews will explore the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for interest in the program. Questions will also include reflection on experiences teaching and/or working with children ages 4-18 and experiences with the language(s) they wish to teach. By the end of the summer prior to the student’s fifth year (certification year), students must have taken the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI or OPIc) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT or WPT Internet) in the language they wish to teach and need to have attained a minimum level of Advanced Low (AL) in both assessments.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

  • Admission into the MAT program
  • Successful completion of fall and spring term practicum experiences embedded in LLED 6530, LLED 6531, LLED 7540, and LLED 7550 in the fall and LLED 7560 and the co-requisite LLED 7570 in the spring

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.

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Faculty and Advisors

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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.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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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