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ESOL Endorsement

From the Department of Language and Literacy Education


This program provides an “add-on” certification to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) grades P-12 in Georgia public schools. The endorsement program is only valid for educators who have or will hold a teaching certification in another subject area (e.g., elementary education, mathematics, Spanish), a speech and language pathology professional certificate, or a Georgia school counseling credential. The program consists of three courses offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At present, most of these courses are typically taught through an online format.

Quick Facts

  • Standard-based program
  • Available face-to-face and in an online format
Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: Refer to UGA Graduate School deadlines

Academics / Curriculum

Candidates need to commit at least two semesters to complete ESOL endorsement program. They should take Language and Culture and/or First and Second Language Acquisition to develop their understanding in the field of second language education. During the K-12 ESOL method to practice what candidates have learned from those two courses in field experience.

Faculty members are multilingual/multicultural language educators and learners. In their courses, they draw on their diverse experiences in a variety of educational settings and publish in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second language research. As a result, our curriculum exposes TESOL endorsement candidates to a variety of advanced educational theories, teaching approaches, and relevant theories.

The Student Experience

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The graduate studies program attracts pre-services and in-service teachers from around the state, but also nationally and internationally with the launch of our new focus on less commonly taught languages.

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Students are encouraged to become active members of our student organizations.

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Career Outlook

Graduate Placements

Data reflects graduates of the degree program as a whole, not any one specialization.

Year Continuing School Employed Full-Time Employed Part-Time Unemployed Other
20131 NA NA NA NA NA

Where Alumni Are

The state of Georgia
68% Georgia
The state of South Carolina
3% South Carolina
The state of Florida
3% Florida

Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: Refer to UGA Graduate School deadlines

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