Training Requirements and Timelines

  • The ESOL Training prepares school staff to serve MCPS English Language Learners.

     

    ESOL Program Training Requirements and Timelines

    Language Art & Reading Teachers
    CATEGORY I
    Content Area Teachers
    CATEGORY II
    District Administrators and Support Personnel
    CATEGORY III
    School Administrators and Guidance Counselors
    CATEGORY IV
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    REQUIREMENTS
    ESOL Endorsement:
    15 semester hours or 300 inservice points
    OR
    K-12 ESOL Coverage
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in TESOL and Basic Subject Area Coverage
    OR
    K-12 ESOL coverage:
    Passing score on ESOL Subject Area Test; Basic Subject Area Coverage and 6 semester hours or 120 inservice points.
    3 semester hours or 60 inservice points. 3 semester hours or 18 inservice points. 3 semester hours or 60 inservice points.
    TIMELINES
    TIMELINES
    TIMELINES
    TIMELINES
    6 years allowed for completion of ESOL Endorsement (one year grace period in first two years for new teachers).
    3 years allowed for K-12 ESOL Coverage obtained by a passing score on ESOL Subject Area Test.
    2 years allowed for completion. 1 year allowed for completion. Hires prior to Sept. 5, 2003 = 3 years allowed for completion from Sept. 5, 2003.
    Hires after to Sept. 5, 2003 = 3 years allowed for completion from date of hire as a school administrator or guidance counselor.

     

    Teachers, Administrators, Guidance Counselors and Support Personnel may register for ESOL Online Moodle Training through TrueNorth Logic.

    ESOL Online Moodle Courses:

    ESOL Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding
    ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
    ESOL Methods of Teaching
    ESOL Applied Linguistics
    ESOL Testing and Evaluation 

     

    ESOL 18-hour Strategies for Professionals Category III Teachers 

     

    ESOL Essentials for Content Teachers 

     

    ESOL for Guidance Counselors
    ESOL for Administrators