Follow your passion for teaching English learners with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
This degree is specifically designed for students with an undergraduate degree who seek state certification to teach TESOL in Georgia P-12 public schools. This program accommodates your individual needs and interests through a range of program offerings and electives.
March 1 (fall only)
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.
Your experience in TESOL extends beyond academics. Our TESOL and world language education programs have a diverse student body from all over the United States and the world.
To ensure that your educational experience is rewarding, we encourage you to become active members of our student organizations. You have the opportunity to get involved in activities, organizations, and events, such as the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Language and Literacy Graduate Student Organization, and the JoLLE annual conference.
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 either the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), (and TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants). While completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:
Applicants outside the United States should allow 8-13 weeks for all materials (test scores and transcripts can be slow to arrive) to be received. Applicants inside the United States should allow 6-8 weeks.
Applicants for the MAT in TESOL whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. Proficiency will be demonstrated through one of the following:
All candidates seeking admission to an initial educator preparation program must take or exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment and be admitted to UGA.
Candidates can exempt with one of the following:
If you exempt the GACE, check Athena to see if you test scores are listed under "View Test Scores". If your scores are listed, Kate Character will print your scores, and you do not need to do anything further.
Completed application due:
March 1 (fall only)