If you have your master's degree and are looking to further your language and literacy expertise, our highly flexible educational specialist program allows you to pursue topics that interest you in a format that fits your schedule.
This degree is also a great fit if you wish to further your studies but are unsure if a doctorate is for you. Our graduates return to the classroom with greater expertise and authority, serving as school-based literacy coaches, department heads, Title III program coordinators, parent-school liaisons, and curriculum writers.
Further your second or world language expertise in this highly flexible Educational Specialist program that allows you to pursue your topics of interest in the format that works best for you.
Choose from an array of fascinating courses to personalize your program to suit your interests and earn a certificate upgrade.
The TESOL and World Language Education community includes faculty and students with interests in several areas, including:
We focus on a range of language education research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative analysis, arts-based inquiry, corpus analysis, discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, narrative inquiry, and ethnography. We bring these areas together in order to better address the needs of all learners in increasingly global and local ("glocal") communities.
Additionally, our faculty have formed partnerships with local public school districts and community organizations. They also are affiliated with Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Romance Languages, the Qualitative Research Program, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and other units on campus.
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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.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Expand your experience by getting involved in campus activities including the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Language and Literacy Graduate Student Organization, and the Children's Literature Conference and Book Awards.
Increase your expertise in language and literacy education, meet other educators from around the state, and work with internationally recognized faculty members, all while continuing your career.
Many students take advantage of opportunities to go on study abroad programs in England, Scotland, Fiji, and Costa Rica, among other locations.
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.
The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
Applicants are required to submit official GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. International applicants should submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. While completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:
Please indicate in your statement of purpose which area of emphasis below you intend to pursue for the EdS program (i.e. English Education, LCL, or World Language Education or TESOL)
In addition to the Graduate School application, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Completed application due:
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