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ESOL Endorsement

The ESOL Endorsement will begin accepting students for the Summer 2023 term.

The post-baccalaureate English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement provides any P-12 teacher with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of the students in his/her classroom. The program is comprised of 3 online courses (EDUC 7520, EDUC 7530, EDUC 7540) beginning during Summer semester. The three courses will prepare teachers to respond to the increasing number of English language learners in classrooms. Upon successful completion of the endorsement, candidates will apply for the “add-on” certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.


Program Curriculum

Admission Requirements

Students applying for the ESOL Endorsement should meet the following requirements:

  • Level 4 or higher teaching certificate 
  • A minimum of 2.75 grade point average as reported on the official final transcripts
  • Apply to Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Communicate with the College of Education so you can begin next steps

Program Requirements

All coursework must be taken at GSW with no transfer credits allowed. Students must complete the three course sequence with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Course Course Title
EDUC 7520 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
EDUC 7530 Theories of Language Arts and Development
EDUC 7540 Teaching/Assessing English Language Learners

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English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

Education Center

Rachel L. Abbott, Ph.D., CHES

Application Procedure


Apply Online

Apply to the Endorsement Program by completing the online application.


Select Application Type

On page 3 of the application for "Application Type," select "Transfer."


Select Degree Type

For degree intended, please select “Certificate.”


Select Major Intended

For intended major, please select “English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)”