What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Minimum of 15 semester hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn an endorsement can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Fall: July 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 15

Dual Language and Immersion Education Endorsement

Talk to a program coordinator
Email: [email protected]

In response to the growing number of Georgia schools with Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs, the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers a fully online endorsement in Dual Language Immersion. A valuable asset in a world of global connections, bilingualism is an advantage that parents want for their children regardless of their native tongue.

This online endorsement program is designed to prepare teachers like you to meet this need, to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of dual language immersion learners’ and to be advocates for DLI in a variety of educational settings. Coursework is designed to address effective learning environments for bilingual students and methods and materials for engaging DLI students in challenging educational experiences.

The program develops highly prepared teachers who understand DLI education and are teacher-leaders in establishing learner-centered classrooms consistent with the standards of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. It is open to students who are enrolled in a foreign language certification program at Georgia State University and to current educators who hold a Level 4 or higher induction or professional foreign language education certificate from the state of Georgia. The endorsement qualifies successful candidates to teach in kindergarten through fifth-grade dual immersion classrooms.

Credits earned in this program can be applied to the online Master of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education.

Program Highlights

Master of Education in Elementary Education Degree with a concentration in Dual Language Education

This program offers a master’s degree in Elementary Education for educators who wish to pursue advanced preparation in Dual Language Education at the elementary level. It is designed for educators who are currently teaching or working in an early childhood/elementary setting. The program begins each semester and may be completed at an individualized pace.


The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers study abroad trips to Germany, South Africa, China and the Netherlands. Explore our study abroad programs and see how you can learn from other cultures.

Future Immersion Teacher Fellowship

Early Childhood and Elementary Education is a partner with the Future Immersion Teacher (FIT) Fellowship. The FIT Fellowship is an initiative of the French government’s Dual Language Fund, launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation. Qualified French-speaking students enrolled in either the M.Ed. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education program or the ECEE Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement program may apply for this Fellowship. For more information, visit the FIT Fellowship website or send an email.

FIT Fellowship

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Non-Degree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application — statement should outline motivation for pursuing the endorsement)
  • Proof that you have an active state teacher certificate or license in Foreign Language Education or are currently enrolled in the Foreign Language Education certification program at Georgia State
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
  • Submission of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Please Note:
Interviews will be conducted by department faculty — you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Also, if English is not your primary language and if you are not currently a Georgia State University student or you have not completed a previous degree from a United States college/university, you will need to have your official transcripts translated and submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Please see the Graduate Admissions page under “International Applicants” for more information.

The program consists of four online content courses and a field placement course. The content courses are taught during the summer or evenings on campus during the fall and spring semesters. Classes are sequenced so that you can complete the endorsement in one year.

The field placement course, ECE 7740, requires an internship in an elementary dual immersion classroom with observation and feedback by a university instructor. Students should use their own classrooms for this course. If you are not teaching in a DLI elementary classroom at the time of the field placement course, a classroom will be located for you.

Successful completion of the five endorsement courses along with a valid level four (4) or higher renewable professional certificate in a foreign language field and a score of Professional level on the GACE content assessment for Early Childhood Education qualifies the student for the Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement.


The goal of this program is to better enhance educators with the resources necessary to better teach in a dual language environment. This program will give you the knowledge to teach bilingualism and biliteracy, make your students academically proficient in both program languages, and make sure they develop socio-cultural competency.



This endorsement will prepare candidates for P-5 Dual Immersion classrooms. Candidates will learn about current research, curricula and content-area teaching methods applicable to Dual Language settings. They will acquire knowledge of child development and elementary content standards and learn how to apply this knowledge in Dual Immersion classrooms.


Program Coordinator
Lisa Domke
[email protected]

Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 550
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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