ESOL Endorsement: Methods of Teaching ESOL

Online registration is open!  

Mon, June 3, 2024 - Sun, July 28, 2024

Contact Christi Sadler
Target Audience Category I Teachers (Primary Language Arts/ English Teacher)
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $145.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $195.00 non-member districts
Designed to provide educators with the necessary skills to determine appropriate instructional methods and strategies for teaching English language learners. Educators will use their knowledge of current first and second language acquisition to plan and deliver appropriate, effective instruction. This 60-hour, 8-week online course partially fulfills the Florida DOE's ESOL training requirements for Category I teachers that need 300 hours of ESOL and is one of the five courses required for ESOL Endorsement.

Participants will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week to complete a module with two or more lessons. The courses are completely online and require no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online.

An email will be sent to each participant with login information and instructions for accessing the course by 4:30 PM on the start date of the course.

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 their approved Master Inservice Plan. 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.

FLDOE Note Regarding Endorsements: Per section 1012.575, F.S., only school districts have statutory authority to have state approved add-on endorsement programs whereby teachers can complete the endorsement requirements via inservice points. All other (including non-public) school teachers can add an endorsement to their certificate, but only through the college credit route. Private school teachers may take the "endorsement" courses offered for inservice points, but they won't be able to use them to add the endorsement to their certificate.

For additional information about the ESOL endorsement courses, please visit our ESOL Endorsement 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, Taylor, and Union.