TESOL, Master | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Follow your passion for teaching English learners with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Georgia.


This TESOL degree at the University of Georgia 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.


  • Offers an array of online and face-to-face classes
  • Increases your employment opportunities in K-12 education
  • Provides you access to diverse and expert faculty
  • Curriculum

    Primarily intended for students who seek state certification to teach TESOL in Georgia P-12 public schools, our MAT in TESOL requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework, one prerequisite (special education course), and a final portfolio and oral examination.

    Programme Structure

    Our program consists of two groups of courses:

    • Group I courses are centered around practicum experiences and fulfill the requirements for T-5 certification
    • Group II courses are completed during your second year and focus on advanced educational theories and practice

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    36 SCH



    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Current resume/CV
    • Statement of purpose
    • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • International applicants are required to submit either their TOEFL or IELTS scores.

    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.

     Proficiency will be demonstrated through one of the following:

    • Bachelor's degree in English linguistics and literature
    • Master's degree in a college where English was the medium of instruction
    • TOEFL score of at least 80 (at least 20 on writing and speaking)
    • IELTS score of 7 (with speaking and writing of at least 6.5)
    Other Entrance Requirements
    • 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA)

    All candidates seeking admission to an initial educator preparation program must take or exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment and be admitted to UGA.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24676 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      24676 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8698 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

    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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