What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 12 semester hours for the ESOL endorsement
Total program hours for ESOL endorsement online: Nine semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: April 1

ESOL Endorsement

Graduate courses in bilingual/English as a second language give teachers additional training to work with non-English speaking or limited English speaking students at the early childhood, middle childhood and secondary school levels.

ESOL endorsement

Successful completion of the coursework and portfolio demonstrating competencies established for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers by Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) results in candidates being endorsed to teach ESOL in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students must be admitted as graduate students to the College of Education & Human Development. Students who do not hold an initial certification in a teaching field may apply to the M.A.T. degree in reading, language and literacy education to receive initial certification in ESOL and a reading endorsement.

Online ESOL endorsement

Successful completion of the non-degree online ESOL endorsement coursework and a portfolio qualifies a person a person to teach ESOL in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students seeking only the non-degree online ESOL endorsement must be admitted to the College of Education & Human Development as a non-degree student. All courses in the non-degree online ESOL endorsement must be completed online. No other courses may apply.

ESOL Endorsement

Graduate courses in bilingual/English as a second language give teachers additional training to work with non-English speaking or limited English speaking students at the early childhood, middle childhood and secondary school levels.

ESOL endorsement

Successful completion of the coursework and portfolio demonstrating competencies established for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers by Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) results in candidates being endorsed to teach ESOL in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students must be admitted as graduate students to the College of Education & Human Development. Students who do not hold an initial certification in a teaching field may apply to the M.A.T. degree in reading, language and literacy education to receive initial certification in ESOL and a reading endorsement.

Online ESOL endorsement

Successful completion of the non-degree online ESOL endorsement coursework and a portfolio qualifies a person a person to teach ESOL in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students seeking only the non-degree online ESOL endorsement must be admitted to the College of Education & Human Development as a non-degree student. All courses in the non-degree online ESOL endorsement must be completed online. No other courses may apply.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 12 semester hours for the ESOL endorsement
Total program hours for ESOL endorsement online: Nine semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: April 1

Careers

This endorsement gives teachers additional training to work with non-English speaking or limited English-speaking students at the early childhood, middle childhood and secondary school levels.

Program Details

ESOL Endorsement Program of Study

Required (6):

  • EDCI 7660 Practicum I (3)
  • TSLE 7440 Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)

Select one (3):

  • AL 8250 Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • TSLE 7250 Applied Linguistics for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)

Select one (3):

  • AL 8330 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • TSLE 7260 Cultural Issues for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)

Total hours for endorsement: Minimum of 12 semester hours

ESOL Endorsement Online Program of Study

  • TSLE 7250 Applied Linguistics for the Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher
  • TSLE 7260 Cultural Issues for Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher
  • TSLE 7440 Methods and Materials for Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher

Total program hours: Nine semester hours

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

ESOL Endorsement Online Program

When applying to the English as a Second Language Endorsement (online program), Non-Degree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site. Click here for more details.

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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Contacts

Program Coordinator
Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ph.D.
gtinkersachs@gsu.edu
404-413-8384

Middle and Secondary Education
MiddleSecondaryEd@gsu.edu
404-413-8060

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development, 6th Floor
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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