A: In order to qualify for the ESOL Endorsement you must have the following:
A: The ESOL Endorsement Program is offered in a complete sequence of three courses:
Each course is 50 hours or 5 PLUs.
The courses should be taken in the sequence listed above.
A: The purpose of the Northwest Georgia RESA ESOL Endorsement Program is to prepare the candidate to function as a classroom ESOL teacher in member systems and agencies. Goals for the candidate completing the ESOL Endorsement Programs are:
To meet these purposes there are several principles on which the ESOL Endorsement Program is based.
The candidate specializing in ESOL needs:
A: Required Field and Practicum Experiences
The candidate must plan to complete field and practicum experiences in diverse settings, including ESOL Program classes and/or diverse regular education classes. These field and practicum experiences will require the cooperation and support of the local school system, building level administrator(s), and an identified, mentoring teacher.
The school system, building level administration and mentor teacher will be required to support the candidate's field and practicum experiences by providing time to work with students during the school day and observing and reflecting with the candidate on those experiences.
The candidate will be responsible for identifying appropriate support personnel to ensure completion of the field and practicum experiences.
By completion of the endorsement application packet, the school system and the candidate acknowledge and insure the integrity of the field and practicum experiences.
A: Prior to registering for the first class, the candidate must complete the application form
Once the candidate has been accepted into the Northwest Georgia RESA ESOL Endorsement Program, he/she must choose either Online or Face-to-Face delivery.
After applying, you must create/update your profile for the Northwest Georgia RESA Professional Learning department. After you are registered in our system, then find the appropriate class and register for it. Do not forget to get approval from your school AND your system. All classes must be registered for individually.