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ESOL Endorsement

During the past two decades, Georgia’s immigrant population has been one of the fastest growing in the entire nation. The schools of our local community and region have experienced a steady influx of English Language Learners (ELL) from around the world, particularly Mexico and Latin America, East Asia and South Asia.  The Department of Teacher Education at Clayton State University is currently engaged in an effort to increase the preparedness of all pre-service and in-service teachers to meet the needs of ELLs by offering the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Endorsement Program.

The ESOL Endorsement Program is a three-course sequence (9 semester hours) with course-embedded field experiences. The program is offered from the Department of Teacher Education. Candidates who pursue the ESOL Endorsement must demonstrate the skills and knowledge to create environments and learning experiences that engage English Language Learners in active learning and authentic academic achievement. Candidates must consistently assess and use results for improvement of K-12 student learning. ESOL Endorsement candidates are also expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of research-based practices and create classrooms that feature culturally relevant pedagogy.

Required courses for ESOL Endorsement
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours Grade Earned
EDUC 3040/5040 Methods and Materials for Teachers of English Language Learners 3  
EDUC 4050/5050 Cultural Perspectives for teachers of English Language Learners 3  
EDUC 4060/5060 Applied Linguistics for teachers of English Language Learners 3  
Successful completion of ENGL 1101 and 1102 are pre-requisites for each of the three courses.
EDUC 4060 Second Session Course June 27-July 29  ONLINE
EDUC 3040 Saturday/Hybrid Course This course is a hybrid course where we will meet five times on Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00pm. Each Saturday meeting will be mandatory.


For further information, contact Dr. Erica Dotson