School of Education - George Mason University

Becoming a PK-12 foreign/world language educator allows you to open the world to the wonders and benefits of bi-multilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural pluralism for today’s children!

Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners (TCLDEL) offers an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Foreign/World Language Education (PK-12 licensure) in eight world languages! Through this program, you can prepare today’s children to live and work in today’s globally interconnected world as interculturally competent, bi-multilingual individuals!

All TCLDEL program options focus on the rich cultural, linguistic, and experiential assets that diverse learners bring to the classroom. Our teacher education coursework is carefully designed to ensure that you gain the theoretical understandings and pedagogical expertise to teach and serve today’s diverse learners effectively in today’s world language classrooms!

Initial Virginia state licensure concentrations include PK-12 Virginia state licensure to teach one of the following foreign/world languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Korean, and Spanish. Note: These licensure courses require 15 hours of fieldwork for each course. These courses are mainly offered online but may include face-to-face contexts. Also, please be sure to visit this page for important information about teacher licensure in Virginia:

Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners Concentrations:

Licensure Disclosure

This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.

George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.