Dual Language and Immersion Education

In response to the growing number of Georgia schools with Dual Language Immersion programs, the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers two programs in Dual Language Immersion Education.

These programs engage students in comprehensive exploration, research and practice in elementary Dual Language Immersion education.

These programs develop highly prepared teachers who understand Dual Language Immersion education and are teacher-leaders in establishing learner-centered classrooms consistent with the standards of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

The two programs are:

Master of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education
Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement


Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Non-Degree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application — statement should outline motivation for pursuing the endorsement)
  • Proof that you have an active state teacher certificate or license in Foreign Language Education or are currently enrolled in the Foreign Language Education certification program at Georgia State
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
  • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Please Note:
Interviews will be conducted by department faculty — you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Program of Study

Required (15):

ECE 7397 Elementary Mathematics in Dual Immersion Settings (3)
ECE 7440 Biliteracy: Literacy Development in Multilingual Settings (3)
ECE 7730 Perspectives on Child Development for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (3)
ECE 7750 Content-Based Curricula, Instruction and Assessment for Dual Immersion Classrooms (3)
ECE 7740 Internship in Elementary Classroom I or FORL 6030 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners-Field Experience (3)