World Language Education (MAT)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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MAT in World Language Education

Purpose of the MAT in World Language Education

The MAT program in World Language Education is designed for students who want advanced professional preparation and study in teaching world languages to children, adolescents, and young adults. A wide range of program offerings and electives accommodates student needs and interests. Upon graduation, MAT students receive K-12 T-5 initial certification to teach world languages in Georgia schools.

The program consists of 51 credit hours in teaching methods, second language acquisition, literacy, cultural awareness, research methods, as well as a fall semester of methods and practicum experiences and a spring semester of student-teaching.
Individuals interested in teaching French, German, Latin, Spanish and less commonly taught language (i.e., Arabic, Korean, Italian, Mandarin, among others) should contact our departmentˇ¦s program coordinator, Dr. Victoria Hasko (


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Language and Literacy Education
315 Aderhold
Athens, GA 30602-7123
Phone: 706/542-4526


Graduate Coordinator

Victoria Hasko


This department prepares high-quality educators for elementary, middle and high school levels. Scholars and educators within this department help shape the theory and praxis that guides literacy education, English education, foreign language education and English as a second language education.

The department boasts a strong heritage of research in and promotion of language and reading skills. Crucial research within this department continuously contributes to the development of answers to the new challenges facing students and teachers in the 21st century regarding discourse.

Department faculty have been nationally recognized for expertise within language and literacy development and education. Many have published their research and theories in books and professional journals, and have presented research findings in national conferences in areas such as critical literacy, methodology, social construction of literacy, situated learning, children's and young adult literature, language acquisition, foreign language acquisition, discourse analysis, and teacher preparation.



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