School of Education - George Mason University

Foreign Language and English as a Second Language (ESL) Education

The Foreign Language and ESL (also called teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, ESOL) teacher preparation degrees are offered through a program called Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners. These faculty specialize in introducing students of all ages to new languages and cultures. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore our bachelor's/accelerated master's (BAM) options.

The Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners program can lead to licensure to teach prekindergarten through 12th grade in one of the following areas:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, or Spanish

Degree Options: Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's, Graduate Certificate, Master’s Degree

If you want to work with PreK-12 students and introduce them to the exciting world of languages and cultures, our advisors would love to share more with you about this program!

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To learn more about the faculty, course work, and degree options, visit the
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners program website.