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Learn to help the English learners in your classroom by adding the ESOL endorsement to your teaching certificate in another subject area. You'll complete the three courses mostly online with some fieldwork to experience hands-on learning.

To qualify for the program, you must hold one of the following: - A teaching certification in another subject area - A speech and language pathology professional certificate - A Georgia school counseling credential

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Program Highlights

  1. Earn the ESOL endorsement on your teaching certificate
  2. Available to degree and non-degree students
  3. Open to those with a teaching certificate, speech and language pathology certificate, or Georgia school counseling credential
  4. Mostly online coursework, with some field experience

Deadline to Apply

Refer to UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Faculty and Curriculum

You will need to commit at least two semesters to complete the ESOL endorsement program. As a requirement, you will take two foundation courses in language acquisition and culture to develop an understanding of second-language education. You will put this new knowledge into practice during a final course in ESOL methods.

Our faculty members are multilingual/multicultural language educators and learners who draw from diverse experiences to enhance their courses. They also publish in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second-language research. As a result, our curriculum will expose you to a variety of advanced educational theories and teaching approaches.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

Students are encouraged to become active members of our student organizations, such as the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, the Language and Literacy Graduate Student Organization and the JoLLE Annual Conference.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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