Inclusive Education

ESOL Endorsement

Program Description

The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement Program at Kennesaw State University is a three-course sequence (9 credit hours) with embedded field experiences. The program is housed in the Inclusive Education Department in the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. The ESOL Endorsement program requires at least a two-semester commitment. Candidates may enroll in one or two courses during a semester, but must be prepared to devote time to teaching in an approved ESOL classroom during the methods and materials course. ESOL Endorsement candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions to create environments and learning experiences that engage students in active learning and authentic achievement. They must constantly assess and use results for improvement of  K-12 student learning.

Program Delivery

The ESOL Endorsement is available fully online for Teachers holding clear renewable Georgia Certification in any field (Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary Content, P-12).  The endorsement is available as an option within several M.Ed programs or may be taken alone to add to your current certificate.  Teachers may also take the courses face-to-face or a combination of online and face-to-face.

Note: Candidates in the TESOL MAT program must take the face-to-face courses.

Program of Study

INED 7781: Cultural Issues for ESOL Teachers (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to develop a knowledge base about culture, its influence on learning and teaching, and its role in intercultural classroom settings. In this course, prospective ESOL teachers will examine major theories related to educating a culturally diverse student body, and teachers will develop strategies for ensuring that ESOL students develop knowledge of mainstream culture as they become proficient in English.

INED 7782: Applied Linguistics for ESOL Teachers (3 Credit Hours)

Principles of linguistic systems and their acquisition as they occur in first and second languages. Candidates will explore the relationship of oral and written language and become familiar with assessment techniques and devices for evaluation of the development of English as an additional language.

*Both INED 7781 and INED 7782 can be taken concurrently. Offered Summer (online) and Fall (online and F2F)

INED 7783: Methods & Materials for Teaching ESOL (3 Credit Hours)

In this course, prospective ESOL teachers will develop skills in writing and adapting curricula, critiquing and selecting materials, and applying strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening to speakers of other languages. The course will also include assessment of linguistic proficiency and development. Offered Fall (online and F2f) and Spring F2F. Note: INED 7781 and INED 7782 are prerequisites. 

Admission Requirements & How to Apply

Please gather your teaching certificate and resume before applying so you can upload these documents during the application process.

  1. Online Graduate Application,
  2. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to  If mailed directly from the institution to KSU, send to the address below:
    Graduate Admissions
    3391 Town Point Drive
    Mailbox #9109
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
  3. Clear Renewable Georgia Teaching Certificate - To print a copy of your clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate, you may log onto 
  4. Resume or Professional Vitae - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, years of teaching experience, current school and district, volunteer and service accomplishments, and a record of your leadership activities. 

Summer April 1 | Fall July 1

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