ESOL Category 3

  • OUT-OF-FIELD TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    If you have been identified as teaching out-of-field in ESOL Category 3, you are mandated to complete the required ESOL course. 

    All subjects not included in Categories I, II, or IV (except Service Providers - see below)

    Training Requirements:

    • Complete 18 inservice points or 1 semester hour college credit in Issues & Strategies for Teaching LEP Students

    All service providers (School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Social Workers)

    Training Requirements:

    • Complete 18 inservice points or 1 semester hour college credit in ESOL for Student Service Providers

    State mandated training in ESOL Category 3 begins the day and month you are assigned an ESOL student. Training timeline begins the day and month of ESOL student's initial assignment and must be completed within one year, unless you are a new hire. New hires will be given one additional year. Failure to comply will result in your non-reappointment.

    Your out-of-field record will remain open until you have completed the required ESOL course to satisfy ESOL Category 3 requirements. 

    REQUIREMENTS TO SATISFY ESOL CATEGORY 3:

    OPTION 1:

    Must complete required course as district in-service or college coursework. Must be completed within one year, unless you are a new hire. New hires will be given one additional year. Failure to comply will result in your non-reappointment.

    18 inservice points or 1 semester hour college credit in Issues & Strategies for Teaching LEP Students

    Broward Virtual University In-service Courses in ESOL:

    SPRING 1 Semester

    Registration Window - 12/2/2019 to 2/14/2020

    Start Date - 1/27/2020

    SPRING 2 Semester

    Registration Window - 12/2/2019 to 2/14/2020

    Start Date - 2/24/2020

    If you feel you completed the required course as college coursework, submit a scanned copy of your transcript reflecting the course in question with a course description from the university for the courses.  Please submit as an email attachment to:  certificationrequests@browardschools.com  with the subject line "Review of Course for ESOL".

    Once you have completed the course required to satisfy ESOL Category 3 training requirements, documentation of satisfaction of the training requirements will be in your in-service record.  If the course is completed as district in-service no additional steps are required (as the course completion will be evident in your district in-service record).  If you completed the course as college credit and submitted the requested documents as outlined in the information above, the course will be added to your district in-service record as documentation.

    OPTION 2:

    Pass the ESOL subject area exam and add the subject to your certificate.  Note that to maintain the ESOL subject coverage on your certificate (when adding via a passing exam) you will need to complete two 60-point in-service courses (or six hours of college credit) in ESOL within three years of adding the subject of ESOL K-12 to your certificate.  Exam information and registration is obtained at the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) web site. Must be completed within one year, unless you are a new hire. New hires will be given one additional year. Failure to comply will result in your non-reappointment.

    Once you have passed the ESOL subject area exam you will need to submit an application and fee to the Florida Department of Education and fee (paid through the district) for the addition.  For complete steps on submitting the addition application and fee go to Talent Acquisition and Operations, Instructional (click on "Florida Certificate Additions).

    OPTION 3:

    Complete the five required courses as district in-service or college coursework to meet eligibility to add the ESOL Endorsement.  Listed below are the specific courses required to obtain the ESOL Endorsement. Must be completed within one year, unless you are a new hire. New hires will be given one additional year. Failure to comply will result in your non-reappointment.

    15 semester hours, 300 inservice points, or a combination of both in ESOL with a credit in:

    • Methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages
    • ESOL curriculum and materials development
    • Cross-cultural communication and understanding
    • Testing and evaluation of ESOL
    • Applied linguistics

    If you feel you completed some of the required courses as college coursework, submit a scanned copy of your transcripts reflecting the courses in question with a course description from the university for each of the courses.  Please submit as an email attachment to:  certificationrequests@browardschools.com  with the subject line "Review of Courses for ESOL".

    Once you have completed all courses required to add the ESOL Endorsement (if completed via district in-service courses) you will need to submit an application to the Florida Department of Education and fee (paid through the district) for the addition.  For complete steps on submitting the addition application and fee go to Talent Acquisition and Operations, Instructional (click on "Florida Certificate Additions).

    If the courses were completed as college credit, you will need to submit an application, fee, and official transcripts (showing completion of the ESOL courses) to the Florida Department of Education.

    NOTE: The Infield Status Rubric is not an option for satisfying out-of-field requirements in the subject of ESOL.