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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Break language barriers

Unleash a world of opportunities with a MAT in World Languages. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the ability to communicate in multiple languages has become a valuable and sought-after skill. In fact, it’s estimated that over 50% of the world’s population speaks at least two languages, with many businesses and organizations seeking to expand their reach and make a larger impact on bilingual and multicultural classrooms.

UCF Online’s Master of Arts in Teacher Education: World Languages program is created to primarily serve those with a bachelor’s degree outside of K-12 education. You will deepen your own understanding of language and culture as well as the opportunity to study teaching approaches, assessment strategies, and classroom management techniques that provide a well-rounded education that will serve you well your teaching career.

This program supports on-the-job internships as well as global learning experiences through study abroad opportunities. Tracks are available in French and Spanish education to those who have proficiency and the ESOL endorsement is included to increase your skill set. With all courses available online, you can fit your education into your current schedule and feel confident graduating and furthering your career with a ESOL endorsement. Whether you’re looking to teach language in a preschool, elementary or secondary education setting or pursue a career in bilingual education this program equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to unleash your potential.

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Admits twice a year
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Prepares students to effectively practice in the Education field with a ESOL endorsement.

Application Deadlines

April 1
July 1

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Course Overview


This course discusses methods of teaching another language at the K-12 level within a communicative framework. Includes examination and practice of current instructional techniques in listening, speaking, reading, writing skills, testing, and error correction.

Learn various methods of delivering instruction, as well as organizational and management skills.

Explore the principles, procedures, organization, and current practices in K-12 reading programs.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain an understanding of cultural diversity and how it impacts teaching and learning, and learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment
  • Learn to teach languages other than English and prepare for critical issues through effective communication with parents and colleagues
  • Earn an ESOL Endorsement

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Foreign Language Teacher (French and Spanish)
  • ESOL Teacher
  • Foreign Language Tutor/Specialist