Overview

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.

Accreditations

The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and printer may be required.
  • High-speed internet access.

Cost

Tuition & Fees

In-State Tuition $363 per credit hour   9 credit hours  $3,267 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester  2 semesters    $1,194 USD
Total Program Cost      $4,461 USD

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester. Tuition and fees for endorsement only programs follow the standard UGA tuition and fees. 

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees. Potential additional costs include textbooks and software.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

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). 

 

Admissions

Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree/Certificate:  9 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  N/A

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.

  1. Application – Submit to the Graduate School online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Test Scores – International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  3. Statement of purpose - Submit to the Graduate School online in your application.
  4. Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 1

International Applicants

  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: February 15

Curriculum

Program Structure

Offered online every semester and consisting of 9 credit hours.

Course Sequence

  Offered Every Semester  
 
  • LLED 5040E/7040E Language & Culture in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
  • LLED 5730E/7730E 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition & Development (3 credit hours)
  • LLED 5630E/7630E Grades P-12 ESOL Methods and Materials in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
 

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.

Contact Information

Contact the online ESOL Coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.

Email us using the request for information form or call 1 (706) 948-2605