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BSEd in World Language Education

From the Department of Language and Literacy Education


If you have always wanted to be a world language teacher, this is your opportunity.

The BSEd program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and less commonly taught languages in pre-school through 12th grade. Students who complete the program earn T-4 (initial) certification to teach in Georgia public schools. The program lasts one academic year (two semesters) and is filled with engaging, hands-on opportunities to apply theory into practice and to learn while doing.

Our students are always amazed at how much they learn in a short period of time as well as how fast time goes when they are in our program.

Quick Facts

  • Ranked 5th in secondary education (2012)
  • Ranked 6th in elementary education (including TESOL/World Language Education)
  • 100% of graduates employed in K-12 or adult education
  • Pursue endorsement in TESOL while getting a BSEd
Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: 3rd Friday in January

Academics / Curriculum

Our faculty conduct research and publish in top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second language acquisition and learning. Our curriculum in TESOL and World Language Education exposes teacher candidates to an array of clinical styles and research methods.

Teacher candidates join our highly regarded program during their final year at UGA. In the fall, students are prepared for the teaching field through two practicum experiences: one at the elementary level and one at the middle- or high-school level, in which they can apply theory and see it come to life. In the spring, our students become teachers at their host schools and teach full time for a large portion of the semester.

The Student Experience

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Undergraduate students’ lives at UGA extend beyond academics. UGA offers myriad resources and opportunities to become active members of student organizations on campus.

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The BSEd program creates an indelible connection among its participants. Cohorts of a maximum of 20 students bond throughout the yearlong experience and make friendships and professional contacts with peers and instructors that last a lifetime.

Career Outlook

Graduate Placements

Data reflects graduates of the degree program as a whole, not any one specialization.

Year Continuing School Employed Full-Time Employed Part-Time Unemployed Other
20131 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
20121 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%

Where Alumni Are

The state of Georgia
63% Georgia
The state of South Carolina
9% South Carolina
The state of Florida
2% Florida

Recent Job Titles1

  • Teacher
  • Coach

Career Fields2

  • Foreign language teacher
  • Translators and interpreters
  • Consultants

Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: 3rd Friday in January

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