Endorsement: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education

The endorsement program will prepare you to teach English to speakers of other languages in grades P-12. The ESOL Endorsement is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).

Students seeking to fulfill requirements for this endorsement must complete and submit a College of Education endorsement application through the Graduate Admissions Office. Both new students and students currently enrolled must complete an admission application to earn the endorsement.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Alisa Leckie
Program Coordinator
Email: aleckie@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-4117

NOTE: Official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) are not needed for admission to the endorsement program only. The scores are required for admission to a degree program.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education Endorsement Admission Requirements
1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Hold a valid Georgia Level Four Teaching Certificate.
3. Complete 9 credits of prescribed course work.

  • ESED 5233G – Applied Linguistics: ESOL (3)
  • ESED 5234G – Cultural Issues: ESOL (3)
  • ESED 5235G – Methods for ESOL (3)
4. Submit a completed Disclosure and Affirmation Form that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)


Reading Endorsement: Classroom Teacher of Reading Program
Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline Priority: March 15*
Final: July 1*
Priority: Oct 1*
Final: Dec 1*
Priority: March 1*
Final: April 1*

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 12/4/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu