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AB in Linguistics / MAT in TESOL and World Language Education

This program is ideal for students looking to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in Georgia P-12 public schools.

We offer a range of courses and electives to accommodate your needs and interests, while fulfilling requirements for both a master’s degree and T-5 certification.


  • Learn the latest techniques and practices from recognized faculty as part of your bachelor’s coursework
  • Become eligible for a T-5 certification level (master’s-level salary)
  • With a high demand for teachers across Georgia and across the country, many graduates can work in their choice of school


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.

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This program allows students to begin pathway courses in the fall semester of their final year of undergraduate coursework. A minimum of 3.2 GPA is required and a grade of B or higher is required in SPED 2000.

Following admission into the program, students will apply for admission into the Graduate School. 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, please include the following:

  1. Current resume/CV
  2. GRE or MAT scores
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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

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.

Meet the Faculty

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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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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