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AB in Spanish / MAT in World Language Education

Graduates of the AB in Spanish/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 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.

Curriculum

In this program, you will typically finish your core classes by the third year, take graduate-level courses in your fourth year, and after graduating with your AB, continue to take classes through the fall and spring semesters of your fifth year, when you will take specialized courses in a variety of courses related to the field of second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

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Graduate‐level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements include:

  • LLED 7040/7040E: Language and Culture in the Classroom (3 credits)
  • LLED 7730/7730E: First and Second Language Acquisition and Development (3 credits)
  • LLED 7630/7360E: ESOL, Grades P-12 (3 credits)
  • SPAN 6000-level or higher

Admissions

Students in the AB in Spanish program will apply to the teacher education program by the third Friday in January of the spring term of their junior year of study.

Students will need to have completed the EDSE 2000 course prior to application (course required by the state of Georgia). A minimum of a 3.2 grade point average is required and a grade of B or higher is required in the EDSE 2000 course. Program faculty will review applications, interview interested candidates, and make final admission decisions by Jan. 31.

International applicants are required to submit the TOEFl/IELTS. While completing your graduate school application for the MAT program, please include the following:

  1. Current resume/CV
  2. Statement of purpose
  3. 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.

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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.

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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

Undergraduate students' lives at UGA extend beyond academics. UGA offers myriad resources and opportunities to become active members of student organizations on campus.

BSEd program creates an indelible connection among its participants. Cohorts of a maximum of 20 students bond throughout the yearlong experience and make friendships and professional contacts with peers and instructors that last a lifetime.

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