English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) Endorsement

  • ESOL Certified vs. ESOL Endorsed

    • To obtain ESOL Certification, a teacher must have 120 allowable ESOL points and then pass the ESOL subject area exam.
    • To obtain ESOL Endorsement, a teacher must have 300 inservice ESOL points, 60 points from each of the five required ESOL Endorsement courses.

    Upon completion of the requirements for either certification or endorsement, the teacher must contact MCPS Employment Services Division - Certification at (352) 671-7517 for appropriate application instructions.

    Transfer of College Credit

    It is possible to transfer previous college credit to in-service points for ESOL credit.  The titles of the five required courses are:

    1. ESOL:  Applied Linguistics
    2. ESOL:  Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding
    3. ESOL:  Curriculum & Materials Development
    4. ESOL:  Methods of Teaching ESOL
    5. ESOL:  Testing and Evaluation

    If a teacher has taken a college course that is comparable to one of the ESOL Endorsement courses, please send your transcripts to:

                  Email: transcripts@marion.k12.fl.us

                  Attention: Certification Specialist in MCPS Employment Services Division - Certification  

    MCPS ESOL Endorsement Coursework

    ESOL Cycles

    Registration Window Opens

    Registration Window  Closes

    Start  Date

    End Date

    Cycle One

    08.14.2023

    08.25.2023

    08.28.2023

    10.6.2023

    Cycle Two

    10.30.2023

    11.10.2023

    11.13.2023

    01.12.2024

    Cycle Three

    02.05.2024

    02.16.2024

    02.19.2024

    03.29.2024

    Cycle Four

    04.15.2024

    04.26.2024

    04.29.2024

    06.07.2024

    For questions regarding certification/endorsement requirements, please contact Carole Gray at 352-671-7781, ext. 57781 or carole.gray@marion.k12.fl.us.

    For questions regarding ESOL course content, please contact Dr. Christine Deubel at 352-236-0577, ext. 50027 or christine.deubel@marion.k12.fl.us.

    Please utilize the flyer below to register to participate in an MCPS ESOL Endorsement course this cycle. 

    Cycle 2 Flyer

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