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Our highly regarded World Language Education and TESOL program is for teacher candidates in their final year at UGA. You will be amazed at how much you learn in just two semesters, as you prepare to teach modern and classical languages in preschool through 12th grade with the BSEd in World Language Education.

Earn initial certification to teach in Georgia public schools (T-4) and you may also pursue an endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) while earning your degree. Cap off your UGA education with this year-long program filled with hands-on opportunities to put theory into practice.

Program Highlights

  1. 100 percent of graduates employed in K-12 or adult education
  2. Ranked 5th in the nation for secondary education by U.S. News & World Report (2014)
  3. Ranked 6th in the nation for elementary education by U.S. News & World Report (2014)

Deadline to Apply

Third Friday in January

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Faculty and Curriculum

Our curriculum will expose you to an array of clinical styles and research methods. You will prepare for a career teaching modern, classical, and less-common languages such as French, German, Latin, or Spanish at the primary level through a combination of:

  • Hands-on classroom experiences
  • A variety of clinical teaching styles
  • A range of research methods

A major focus of our program is hands-on learning. In the fall, you will participate in two classroom experiences—one at the elementary level and one in middle or high school—where you can see teaching theories come to life.

In the spring, our students become the teachers and teach full-time at their host schools for much of the semester. Graduates may earn T-4 (initial) certification to teach in Georgia public schools. You may also pursue an Endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

Our faculty conduct research and publish in top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second language acquisition and learning.

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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Meet Your Advisor

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Student Life

With 20 or fewer students per group, you will have the opportunity to forge friendships and make professional contacts that last a lifetime. You will also work closely with faculty members who actively conduct research and publish in top peer-reviewed journals.

Learn by doing. You will spend a large portion of the year in actual classrooms teaching actual students.

Extend your undergraduate life beyond academics by getting involved in some of the many student organizations and activities that UGA offers.

Book a campus visit

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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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

Part 2: Apply to this program


Often, a program will require additional qualifying materials than what is collected by the university office of admissions. A separate application must be completed to your particular program of interest if your major is in high-demand. Check your program's admissions details for more information.

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