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Ms. Karem Marin, left to right, sings a song with fourth year world language education major Summer Willingham of Gainesville and fourth year Spanish and world language education major Matt Christmas of Macon along with ...

Spanish/TESOL and World Language Education - A.B., B.S.Ed.

About this Degree

The TESOL & World Language Education Program offers a B.S.Ed. at the undergraduate level. The B.S.Ed. program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and Less Commonly Taught Languages in pre-school through 12th grade. Students earn T-4 (initial) certification to teach in Georgia public schools.

What you will learn

In 1998-99, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia published Principles for the Preparation of Educators for the Schools. This document states that teacher educators from The University of Georgia must be able to guarantee the quality of its graduates in teacher education programs. As a result of that mandate, we ask teacher candidates in the Foreign Language Education Initial Certification Program to read, discuss, and sign this Quality Assurance Contract. The contract spells out the principles of professional conduct that you agree to uphold, efforts we (the University faculty and graduate assistants) will make to assist teacher candidates who are not meeting those expectations, and possible consequences for those who do not live up to this agreement. By living up to the Quality Assurance Contract, you will have demonstrated both your potential to meet the program’s goals for professional educators and your commitment to be a good citizen of a school community and the teaching profession at large.

Administrative Assistant

Associate Editor

Associate Project Manager

Bilingual Instructor

Business Development Manager

CIA/FBI Special Agent

Civil Service Worker

Client Services Coordinator

Copy Editor

Customs Official

Development Assistant


Environmental Translator

Events Logistical Liaison

Female Bilingual Voice Talent

Foreign News Journalist

Foreign Services Worker

Hispanic Services Coordinator


Immigration Specialist

Import/Export Agent

Intelligence Specialist Interpreter

Laboratory Technician

Language Researcher

Legal Assistant


Military Office Intern

Multicultural Communications Manager

Multicultural Education and Outreach 



Peace Corps Volunteer

Program Coordinator

Recruiter/Business Development

Research Associate

Resource Coordinator & Inside Sales 


Restaurant Management

Applied Health

CB Richard Ellis


Chambers of Commerce

Cooper's Hawk Restaurant and Winery

Delta Airlines

Digital Blue

Education Department of Puerto Rico



Fablevision Animation

George Walton Academy

GEORGIA Magazine

Global Collect

Google, Inc.

H&A Events

Imagine Exhibitions Inc.

Import / Export Companies

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

International Studies Abroad


Jericho Translations

King and Spaldings Law Firm

National Archives

National Republican Congressional 


News Bureaus

Peace Corps

Public Relations Firms

Public Service Organizations

Savannah-Chatham Public School 


Spanish National Research Council

StrictlySpanish LLC

The Cottage School

The Greenville News

The Wesley Foundation


Travel Agencies


Unity Village

Universidad de Cesar Vallejo 

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