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This grant funds a five-year Title III initiative to provide ESOL professional development for in-service educators working with English learners in north Georgia schools.

The project's goals are to:

  • Increase the number of ESOL-endorsed educators in Georgia schools
  • Adapt and improve the ESOL endorsement curriculum for Georgia in-service educators
  • Improve the academic achievement of English learners in Georgia

We provide ESOL endorsement courses to teachers in our partner districts. Classes are free to teachers—tuition and books are provided by the GECAT program—and participants receive a small stipend for each course. Courses are offered on-site at partner schools where teachers will earn UGA graduate credit.


U.S. Department of Education

Principal Investigator

Linda Harklau

Professor, Language and Literacy Education

Active Since

May 2012