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College of Education and Human Performance World Languages Education

ESOL Education Program

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ESOL Endorsement Programs

All UCF College of Community Innovation and Education teacher candidates seeking initial certification develop knowledge and skills in teaching English learners (ELs). Teacher candidates whose subject areas include teaching language arts develop more in-depth knowledge and skills for teaching ELs. More specifically, those seeking a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, English, and Exceptional Student Education as well as those seeking an M.A. in Elementary, English, and Exceptional Student Education graduate with the ESOL endorsement in addition to their primary area of certification. This is a Department of Education requirement of all Florida teacher education institutions.

Through the collaboration of faculty and clinical educators in multidisciplinary program areas, UCF offers the ESOL endorsement through an approach called "ESOL infusion," which means that a substantial part of the ESOL endorsement curriculum is embedded into courses other than ESOL program (i.e., TSL prefix) courses. This is a great benefit to our students because it reduces the number of TSL credits required for the ESOL endorsement from 15 to 6. In compensation for this reduction in credit hours, students are expected to document mastery of ESOL Performance Standards met in most courses in their program of studies through a TESOL Notebook as well as during field experiences teaching English learners.

This website includes information about meeting the requirements for the ESOL endorsement. Please refer to the link for your program for detailed information and references. In addition, this website offers a variety of resources for teaching English learners. We encourage you to e-mail the ESOL program with any suggestions or requests for information and resources we can include on this website.

Best wishes on meeting your educational goals and on becoming well versed in teaching ALL students!

Faculty Resources

Below are resources UCF faculty will need to obtain the required ESOL training, as well as resources to deepen their understanding of ESOL issues as they pertain to their content area.

Online UCF Faculty Development

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ESOL First Aid for UCF Faculty Development (pdf)
Instructions on how to gain access to online course

Web-based and print-based resources

ESOL Tapestry
A faculty development website housed at USF.

Center on Instruction
Delivery models and professional development for educators in language and content areas.

Center for Applied Linguistics
Provides research-based tools and resources related to language and culture. Click on “Resources” to access free online resources and a searchable database.

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