School Administrators and Guidance Counselors: Category IV

  • MARION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

     

    CATEGORY IV:     School Administrators & Guidance Counselors

    REQUIREMENT:   60 ESOL points

    TIMELINE:           Three years from date of hire as a school administrator or guidance counselor

     

    Current Methods for Meeting the ESOL Training Requirement

     

    Method #1

    COLLEGE COURSEWORK

    Category IV personnel may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirement by taking one (1) College Course approved by the Florida Department of Education which include:

     

    • 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

    Category IV personnel may fulfill his/her ESOL training requirements by taking one (1) ESOL Online Moodle Course offered by the Marion County Public Schools which include:

     

    • ESOL for School Administrators
    • ESOL for Guidance Counselors
    • ESOL Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding
    • ESOL Methods of Teaching
    • ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development
    • ESOL Testing and Evaluation
    • ESOL Applied Linguistics
    • ESOL Essentials for Content Teachers

     

    Method #3

    PRE-SERVICE REQUIREMENT COMPLETION

    Category IV personnel 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.

     

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