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


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): LATN 1001LATN 1002, and LATN 2001

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CLAS 1000 or CLAS 1010 or CLAS 1020 or CLAS 3000

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1101H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): CLAS(ANTH) 3015 and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and POLS 1101


Entrance Requirements
  • Core Areas I-VI must be completed or in progress.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Submission of a resume that documents experiences working with children ages 4-18; work experience that is relevant to a career in teaching; experiences related to ESOL and/or world language study and teaching; special skills and abilities relevant for a career in teaching ESOL and/or world languages.
  • Two references - one reference should come from someone who is able to speak of the applicant's ability to work with children ages 4-18 and the second reference should come from someone who is able to speak of the applicant's proficiency in the language and culture in which they plan to become certified.  
  • Submission of a statement of purpose.
World Language Education Application 

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (69 hours)
EDSE 4020/6020* or EDSE 4030/6030*
LLED 4530/6530
LLED 4531/6531
LLED 5040E/7040E
LLED 5530E/7530E
LLED 5540/7540
LLED 5550/7550
LLED 5560/7560
LLED 5570/7570
LLED 5730E/7730E

Five 4000-level LATN courses

Five 3000-level or above CLAS or 4000-level GREK or 4000-level LATN courses

*Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification.  

Requirements for Teacher Certification:
To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments:
  • Child Abuse and FERPA Trainings (CA-FERPA)
  • Dyslexia Trainings
  • Passing score on Dispositions
  • Passing score on Intern Keys
  • Passing score on Program Key Assessments (PKAs)
  • Completion of MFECOE Exit Survey
  • Attendance of certification session
  • MFECOE Ethics Training Assessment
  • MFECOE Professional Ethics and Conduct Agreement (PECA Contract)
  • GaPSC Grade Bands Requirement Met
  • GACE Content Assessment (Certification Requirement)
  • OPI/OPIc - TESOL & World Language Education Only (Certification Requirement)
  • GaPSC Educator Ethics Assessment - 360 (Certification Requirement) 
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit

General Electives
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)