Endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Offered through the Mary Frances Early College of Education, the University of Georgia's online English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement provides "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 credential in another subject area (e.g., elementary education, mathematics, Spanish), a speech and language pathology professional certificate, or school counseling credential.
The three ESOL endorsement courses are offered online on a regular basis. These courses are only offered at the graduate level.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, and Technology. Potential additional costs include textbooks, exam proctoring fees, and technology upgrades.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section).
Credit and Transfer
ESOL Admission Requirements
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student to the Learning, Design, and Technology program. Requirements are based on UGA's Graduate School admissions standards for non-degree students.
Non-Degree Application Checklist
Students applying to the graduate school for non-degree status are not required to take entrance exams or to submit test scores and letters of recommendation.
- Application – Submit to the Graduate School online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
- Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Statement of purpose - Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
- Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
- Fall: April 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: April 1
- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer: February 15
Offered online every semester and consisting of 9 credit hours.
|Offered Every Semester|
Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.
News & Events
Contact the online ESOL Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.
- Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and printer may be required.
- High-speed internet access.