English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

Endorsement programs at the graduate level are offered to teachers wishing to add areas of expertise to their current State of Georgia Teacher Certification. Endorsement programs are not degree programs; they typically require 9-12 graduate semester hours. GC recommends program completers to the Professional Standards Commission for certification upgrades for endorsement programs. The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement Program is designed for any P-12 teacher who is interested in learning how to better meet the needs of the students in his/her classroom. The program addresses the competencies required by the Professional Standards Commission's Georgia ESOL Endorsement.

Admission requirements include submitting a Graduate Admissions application form, two professional recommendations, official copies of all transcripts, passing scores on the Graduate Writing Assessment, verification of immunization, and verification of Georgia T4 certification or an S4 Georgia Service certification in Speech and Language Pathology.

After successfully completing the classes and requirements of the program, ESOL endorsement candidates must apply through the Georgia College certification officer for recommendation to the PSC to have the endorsement added to their certificates.


Degree Requirements



Dr. Carol Christy
Program Coordinator
Room 138

Ms. Shanda Brand
Graduate Director CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582


John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 79
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582