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World Language Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


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

  • 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.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Language Teaching 
    • Developing Professional Practice 
    • Extending Practice & English Language Teaching Specialism

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    • Application for First-Year Admission
    • Non-refundable $70 application processing fee
    • Official high school transcript with complete grades through the end of junior year
    • Counselor / School Evaluation Form
    • Official SAT and/or ACT scores 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      30392 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30392 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      30404 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 30404 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      11830 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Athens

    • 720 - 1170 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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