School of Education - George Mason University

As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students.

The 27-credit Foreign Language Licensure graduate certificate assists students in developing a reflective stance toward practice and to enhance ability to address critical issues in language and learning. It is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, theory based course of study for initial licensure candidates and provisionally licensed foreign language teachers. The certificate also advances fundamental understanding about language, technology, pedagogy, and culture, as well as issues related to diversity in schools and in society at large. Students may select Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, or Spanish.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page at

Note: Students must earn grades of B or higher in all coursework.

Total: 27 credits

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