What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Minimum of 120 semester hours

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

World Languages Teacher Education, B.I.S.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) concentration in World Languages Teacher Education provides students an opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge in French or Spanish language, culture and literary skills while completing requirements recommended for kindergarten through 12th-grade teaching certification to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. World language educators completing the program will be prepared to support multilingual speakers in urban environments to value diverse perspectives and language varieties and to act as responsible global citizens.

This program is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices, integrating principles of social justice and equity. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th-grade. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education.

Program Details

Students are required to apply for teacher education after completing Areas A-F.

To be accepted into teacher education, students:

  • Must have a 2.50 composite grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed
  • Must present passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or demonstrate an exemption upon application to an initial educator preparation program
  • Must complete the Georgia Educator Ethics – (360) Assessment
  • Must have successfully completed Areas A through F of the program of study
  • May be asked to participate in an interview and/or writing sample in the Target Language as a part of the application process

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed schedule of required courses for the major

Coursework includes field experience in teaching diverse world language learners, second language acquisition familiarity and approaches to language teaching, among others.

Total program: Minimum of 120 semester hours.

The B.I.S. concentration in World Languages Teacher provides initial teacher preparation in foreign language education for individuals who have an interest in teaching Spanish or French in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade settings. The course of study meets the requirements for professional certification at the initial level.

Description

Careers

Successful program graduates will be well prepared to work in public, charter and private schools and school systems in the metro Atlanta area and beyond.

Graduate placements include:

  • Atlanta City Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • Decatur City Schools
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Gwinnett County Schools
  • International schools

Contacts

Middle and Secondary Education
TeacherPrepMSE@gsu.edu
404-413-8060

30 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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