The Graduate Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement K-12 is designed to prepare certified teachers with specialized knowledge and training in the five areas required by the state of Florida to teach in a K-12 setting: applied linguistics, curriculum, testing, methodology and cross-cultural awareness. For information on how this program may prepare you for professional licensure, please visit the program website or contact the program coordinator.
Teaching K-12 requires a primary teaching certification. The ESOL K-12 is an endorsement that is added to an existing teaching certification. This endorsement, therefore, is for certified teachers or students currently seeking certification with the State of Florida only.
The number of non-native students in the K-12 setting in the state of Florida as well as in most states is rapidly increasing. These students represent an array of different languages and cultural backgrounds. With these changes in K-12 schools comes more demand for qualified teachers who have the necessary knowledge and skills to work with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students.
The ESOL Endorsement K-12 Graduate Certificate provides students with specialized knowledge and training in the five endorsement areas required for teachers in the state of Florida. The certificate focuses on the five areas required by the state of Florida to teach in a K-12 setting: applied linguistics, curriculum, testing, methodology and cross-cultural awareness. Successful completion of the certificate meets the requirements for the state of Florida add-on endorsement for ESOL K-12.
No course substitutions are allowed. Upon successful completion, students will need to complete separate paperwork with the state of Florida for official recognition of this endorsement.
Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance and the applicant’s potential for completing the certificate.
Joyce Nutta PhD
Millican Hall 230
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112
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