Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement Program is designed for any certified P-12 teacher who is interested in learning how to meet the needs more effectively of the students in his/her classroom. Applicants must pass the John H. Lounsbury Graduate Writing Assessment to be admitted to the ESOL Endorsement Program. The program addresses the competencies required by the Professional Standards Commission's Georgia ESOL Endorsement.

Program of Study

This program consists of three courses:

EDSL 5551Ling, Lang & Lang Acquisition


EDSL 5552Curr, Inst & Assesmnt/Eng Lang


EDSL 5553Socio-cultural Influences


ESOL Endorsement students do not have to take a GACE content test for adding the endorsement to their certificates. However, they must be recommended by the GC Certification Officer to the Professional Standards Commission.

Total Credit Hours: 9