School of Education - George Mason University, TEACHERtrack@Mason

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.

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

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

Degree Options: Graduate Certificate, Master’s Degree

If you are a current or prospective undergraduate student, we would be happy to help you map out an undergraduate track to lead into one of these graduate program options.

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, coursework, and degree options, visit the
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners program website.