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.
Summer - May 12
- Step 1 Application and Application Fee
- Step 2 Official Transcripts
- Step 3 Verification of Lawful Presence in the U.S.
- Step 4 Immunization Form
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to email@example.com. 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.
- UNG requires immunizations of all students attending courses on any UNG campus or campus managed facility.
- Download the UNG certificate of immunization and have it completed by a health care provider.
- Titer test is available through your physician or local health department and may be submitted to confirm the required immunities.
- Exemptions may apply on religious or medical grounds.
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Careers and Salaries
Below you will find 2015 median annual salaries for teachers:
- Preschool Teachers: $28,570
- Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers: $54,550
- Middle School Teachers: $55,860
- High School Teachers: $57,200
- Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers: $50,280
- Special Education Teachers: $56,800
- Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.