Language Arts & Reading Teachers: Category

  • MARION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

     

    CATEGORY I:            Language Arts & Reading Teachers

    REQUIREMENT:        300 ESOL points

    TIMELINE:                60 points per calendar year with a one-year grace period within the first two years

     

    Current Methods for Meeting the ESOL Training Requirement

     

    Method #1:

    COLLEGE COURSEWORK

    A language arts or reading teacher may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirements by taking the five (5) College Courses approved by the Florida Department of Education. This would make the teacher ENDORSED in ESOL and this endorsement does not have to be renewed each validity period, as this endorsement is added to an existing certification area.

    • Cross-cultural Communication and Understanding
    • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    • ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
    • Testing and Evaluation of ESOL
    • Applied Linguistics

     

    Method #2:

    ONLINE INSERVICE COURSEWORK

    A language arts or reading teacher may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirements by taking five (5) ESOL Online Moodle Courses offered by the Marion County Public Schools. These ESOL Online Moodle Courses may be combined with approved College Coursework as long as the 5 areas of ESOL are covered. This would make the teacher ENDORSED in ESOL and this endorsement does not have to be renewed each validity period, as this endorsement is added to an existing certification area.

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

     

    Method #3:

    PRE-SERVICE REQUIREMENT COMPLETION

    A language arts or reading teacher may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirements by having completed a Florida Department of Education-approved education program in ESOL at the college or university level. This would make the teacher ENDORSED in ESOL and this endorsement does not have to be renewed each validity period, as this endorsement is added to an existing certification area.

     

    Method #4:

    COURSEWORK AND THE ESOL SUBJECT AREA EXAM

    A language arts or reading teacher may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirements by taking two (2) College Courses approved by the Florida Department of Education or two (2) ESOL Online Moodle Courses offered by the Marion County Public Schools or a combination therein and passing the ESOL Subject Area Certification Exam. This would make the teacher CERTIFIED in ESOL and require him/her to renew this area, as this is a stand-alone certification area.  

     

     

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