Department of Teacher Education
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Office: Arts & Sciences Building, G-205
Phone: (678) 466-4825
Fax: (678) 466-4899
During the past two decades, Georgia’s immigrant population has been one of the fastest growing in the entire nation. The schools of our local community and region have experienced a steady influx of English Language Learners (ELL) from around the world, particularly Mexico and Latin America, East Asia and South Asia. The Department of Teacher Education at Clayton State University is currently engaged in an effort to increase the preparedness of all pre-service and in-service teachers to meet the needs of ELLs by offering the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Endorsement Program.
The ESOL Endorsement Program is a three-course sequence (9 semester hours) with course-embedded field experiences. The program is offered from the Department of Teacher Education. Candidates who pursue the ESOL Endorsement must demonstrate the skills and knowledge to create environments and learning experiences that engage English Language Learners in active learning and authentic academic achievement. Candidates must consistently assess and use results for improvement of K-12 student learning. ESOL Endorsement candidates are also expected to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of research-based practices and create classrooms that feature culturally relevant pedagogy.
For further information, contact Dr. Erica Dotson email@example.com