ESOL for School Counselors

Online registration closed on Mon, Aug 28, 2023.

Mon, July 11, 2022 - Thu, November 30, 2023

Contact Ginny Murph
Target Audience School Counselors
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $165.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $225.00 non-member districts
This training increases participants' awareness of their role and responsibilities regarding limited English proficient (LEP) students as an instructional support member and as a participant in the LEP Committee. Topics covered include: background and requirements of the 1990 ESOL Agreement; understanding of the major cultural groups represented in the local school district in order to meet the needs of LEP students within the context of a multicultural student population; and creating a positive and supportive environment to accommodate diverse learners. This 60-hour course fulfills the Florida DOE's ESOL training requirements for school counselors.

This is a self-paced, facilitated course. The course is completely online and requires no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online.

The average time to complete a 60 hour course is 10 weeks but the course is self-paced so you can choose to finish quicker than the 10 weeks or can choose to take a little longer if needed as long as the coursework is finished by the course ending date.

NEFEC's courses are for inservice points and are not college level courses. The Florida Department of Education will not accept NEFEC's courses if they are submitted by an individual for recertification or endorsement. They must be submitted through a district as part of its approved Professional Learning Catalogue. Participants are responsible for following their district’s requirements to obtain inservice credit and endorsement. If you are unsure if your district will accept courses offered through NEFEC, you will need to check with your district Staffing Development office.

For information on the ESOL requirements for each teacher category, please visit our ESOL Courses webpage.

*NOTE: NEFEC Member districts include: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, FSDB, FSU Lab School, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, PK Yonge, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.