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Teacher Certificate Endorsement in English to Speakers of Foreign Languages (ESOL)

The University of North Georgia offers a fully online English to Speakers of Foreign Languages (ESOL) Endorsement for Georgia's P-12 teachers. The endorsement may be taken for graduate college credit or for PLU credit. The Georgia English to Speakers of Foreign Languages (ESOL) Endorsement is officially approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Application Deadline

Summer - May 12

Quick Facts

Online program, no campus visits required
Program length 12 semester hours
Program begins summer semester
Apply as non-degree for college credit
Current teacher certification is required

Program Questions?

College of Education Graduate Office
706-864-1600
coegrads@ung.edu

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Endorsement Non-Degree

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

  • Select Teaching Certificate Endorsement-ESOL.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures is required, or if an endorsement program applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript showing the master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and beyond.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies.  For more details, review the GPSC website at www.gapsc.com/MovetoGeorgia/FromOutsideUSA/foreignCredentialReports.aspx.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

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