Specialize in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, and Portugese through our two-year MAT in World Language Education.
You may take this program if you have an undergraduate degree and would like state certification to teach world languages in Georgia P-12 public schools. We offer a range of courses and electives to accommodate your needs and interests.
The program fulfills requirements for the master's degree and T-5 certification. You may also pursue endorsement in ESOL grades K-12 as part of the MAT in World Language Education.
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.
Graduate studies in world language education attracts pre-service and in-service teachers from Georgia as well as nationally and internationally with the launch of our focus on less commonly taught languages.
You have the opportunity to get involved in various 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 whose native language is English must demonstrate proficiency in their target language. Proficiency will be demonstrated through at least a bachelor's degree in the target language or equivalent.
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in two languages:
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)