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BSEd in TESOL and World Language Education / MEd (non-thesis) in TESOL and World Language Education

The TESOL and World Language Education (TWLE) program at the University of Georgia engages multilingual and/or multicultural students in questions about research, theory, and practice concerning more than one language in educational settings. From working with young learners to adults, in formal school settings to informal community learning, from language science to language art, our research faculty introduce students to diverse experiences, research paradigms, and theories in fields related to second language acquisition.

Students in our program are involved in research, theory, and practice in six strands:

  1. TESOL and world language education methods, curriculum design, and assessment
  2. Second language acquisition and instructed second language learning
  3. Bi/multilingualism, bilingual and translingual literacies, and education
  4. Creative and arts-based pedagogies and inquiries
  5. Discourse studies
  6. Language education planning and policy


In this program, you will typically finish your core classes by the third year, take graduate-level courses in your fourth year, and after after graduating with your B.S.Ed., 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 6530: TESOL & World Language Curriculum and Methods, Grades P-5 (3 credits)
  • LLED 6531: TESOL & World Language Curriculum and Methods, Grades 6-12 (3 credits)
  • LLED 7540: Culture in the TESOL and World Language Classroom (3 credits)
  • LLED 7570: Student Teaching Seminar in World Language and TESOL Education, Grades P-12 (3 credits)


Students may apply to the TESOL and World Language Professional Preparation B.S.Ed. program in the Spring of their second year to begin in the Fall of the third year. Admittance to the Graduate School pathway requires a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 in all world language or LLED courses.

For the graduate program, applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose, a resume or CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation of which one must attest to the candidate’s linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding.

In addition, applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a supervisor who can attest to the applicant’s experience working with children and/or adolescents (P-12). A total of 50 hours of documented experience is required that may come from a single or a combination of various sources including Summer employment, after-school programs, church programs, community programs, or similar experiences.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply for admission to the UGA Graduate School .

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 by the deadline listed on the their website.

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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

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

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