ESOL
Welcome to ESOL for Pasco County Schools teachers!

FALL AND SPRING ESOL ENDORSEMENT COURSES

New for the 2022 - 2023 school year:

  • All courses are online and will be open simultaneously and for a longer time to provide instructional staff the opportunity to complete multiple courses in one semester (twenty weeks).

    • Semester One will run from August 12th, 2022, to January 9th, 2023, with registration starting on August 3rd and ending on October 31st, 2022.
    • Semester Two will run from January 13th and end on May 12th, 2023, with registration starting on December 1st, 2022, and ending on March 3rd, 2023. 
  • Suggested submission checkpoints are provided as follows:

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • 09/09/2022 - Modules 1&2
  • 10/07/2022 - Modules 3&4
  • 11/04/2022 - Modules 5&6
  • 12/02/2022 - Modules 7&8
  • 01/09/2023 - Modules 9&10

Teachers that do not have all submissions for Modules 1 through 6 by November 4, 2022, will be withdrawn from the course. 

  • 02/03/2023 - Modules 1&2
  • 03/03/2023 - Modules 3&4
  • 03/31/2023 - Modules 5&6
  • 04/28/2023 - Modules 7&8
  • 05/12/2023 - Modules 9&10

Teachers that do not have all submissions for Modules 1 through 6 by March 31, 2023, will be withdrawn from the course. 

 

  • Teachers can only take one ESOL Endorsement course at a time, but more than one per semester if they successfully complete another ESOL Endorsement course within the twenty weeks.

  • Teachers that are new to our district and have previously taken ESOL Endorsement courses in other school districts can request a transcript review using this link: TranscriptTransferRequest@pasco.k12.fl.us.

FALL Schedule

ESOL Endorsement   Course Title   

        MyPGS             Course & Section #

Course Dates   Starts - Ends

Registration Dates on MyPGS / Starts - Ends 

  ESOL Assessments.    Category I & II 

 Course # 4262   Section #31421  

  8/12/2022     1/9/2023  

  8/3/2022 - 10/31/2022  

  ESOL Culture    Category I & II  

  Course # 4263    Section #31422  

   8/12/2022     1/9/2023

  8/3/2022 - 10/31/2022  

  ESOL Curriculum    Category I & II 

  Course # 4265    Section #31423 

8/12/2022      1/9/2023    

  8/3/2022 - 10/31/2022  

  ESOL Language and    Literacy Category I & II 

  Course # 4266    Section #31424

 8/12/2022     1/9/2023  

  8/3/2022 -10/31/2022  

  ESOL Methods    Category I & II   

  Course # 4264    Section #31425 

8/12/2022     1/9/2023    

   8/3/2022 - 10/31/2022  

  ESOL Content Areas    Category III  

  Course # 4261    Section #30956  

8/12/2022     1/9/2023   

   8/3/2022 -10/31/2022

  ESOL for School      Admin & Counselors        Category IV

  Course # 4216    Section #30950 

8/12/2022     1/9/2023   

   8/3/2022 -10/31/2022 

  For questions and/or additional details, please contact Luisa Ojeda; lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us  

SUMMER ESOL ENDORSEMENT COURSES

Summer ESOL Endorsement courses had been reserved for teachers that are Out of Field for ESOL AND At-Risk of losing their certifications during the summer break. Teachers that are not in this category are welcome to register for the Fall or Spring semesters.

Pathways to ESOL Endorsement

  1. Take all five ESOL Endorsement courses through Pasco County Schools.

  2. Take one to five ESOL Endorsement courses with CTechEd consortium which Pasco County Schools is a member.

  3. Take 60-hour college courses, aligned with the FLORIDA TEACHER STANDARDS for ESOL ENDORSEMENT 2010. All college courses must be evaluated prior to awarding credit. Click here to download the ESOL Transcript Review form and Checklist.

  4. Pass the Florida Teaching Certification Examination (FTCE) test for ESOL K-12 and take two ESOL Endorsement courses. 

 

ESOL Courses and Teacher Categories

The Consent Decree is the state of Florida's framework for compliance with federal and state laws and jurisprudence regarding the education of English Language Learner (ELL) students. The Consent Decree addresses the civil rights of ELL students, foremost among those their right to equal access to all education programs. In addressing these rights, the Consent Decree provides a structure that ensures the delivery of the comprehensible instruction to which ELL students are entitled. It also requires teachers to obtain training and use ESOL strategies when delivering instruction to ELL students.                                                   

 

Category I

Teachers of:

  • Elementary School Language Arts
  • English Developmental Language Arts
  • Intensive Reading
  • Reading

Endorsement Pathways

  • Complete five in-service ESOL Endorsement online courses (300 hours/in-service points total): ESOL Assessments, ESOL Culture, ESOL Curriculum, ESOL Language and Literacy, and ESOL Methods. Each online course is worth 60 in-service points and may be taken in any order;  OR
  • Complete five college courses (15 semester hours) covering the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL;  OR
  • Pass the ESOL Subject Area Exam and complete any two of the five 60-hour ESOL Endorsement courses (120 in-service points) within three years of passing the exam; OR
  • Complete five ESOL Endorsement Courses through the CTechEd ESOL Consortium, of which DSBPC is a member.

Timeline once flagged as Out Of Field (OOF) for ESOL

  • Three semester hours or 60 ESOL Endorsement in-service points by the end of the second year of being tagged, and 60 ESOL Endorsement in-service points each year of the following years until all five courses are completed, OR
  • Six semester hours or 120 ESOL Endorsement in-service points during the first three years when passing the ESOL Subject Area Exam.

 

Category II 

Teachers of:

  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Computer Literacy

Compliance Pathways:

  • Complete one district in-service ESOL Endorsement online course (any of the five 60 hours ESOL Endorsement in-service points total);  OR
  • Complete one college course (3 semester hours) covering any of the Florida Teacher Standard for ESOL;  OR
  • Pass the ESOL Subject Area Exam; OR
  • Complete one ESOL Endorsement Course through the CTechEd ESOL Consortium, of which DSBPC is a member, covering any of the Florida Teacher Standard for ESOL.

Timeline once assigned an ELL student:

  • One year to complete.

 

Category III

Teachers of other subjects not included in Categories I and II (Physical Education, Music, Art, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, World Languages).

Compliance Pathways:

Complete ESOL for Content Areas online course through district or CTechEd (18 hours/in-service points total).

Timeline once assigned an ELL student:

  • One year to complete.

 

Category IV

School Administrators and School Counselors.

Compliance Pathways:

Complete ESOL for School Administrators and Counselors online course through district or CTechEd  (60 hours/in-service points total).

Timeline:

  • One year to complete.

 

Important Note: If a teacher is flagged as Out Of Field (OOF) for ESOL as a Category I teacher, and later transfers to another position within another category, the teacher must complete Category I requirements.

 

ESOL Endorsement Courses for Category I and II teachers (60 hours each). These courses can be taken in any order.

ESOL Assessment: Addresses assessment issues as they affect the learning of ELLs from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels 

ESOL Culture: Addresses the nature and role of culture, cultural groups, and individual cultural identities, as well as theories related to the effect of culture on language learning and school achievement for ELLs from diverse backgrounds. 

ESOL Curriculum: Addresses concepts, research, best practices, and evidence-based strategies to plan classroom instruction in a supportive learning environment for ELLs. 

ESOL Language & Literacy:  Addresses the theories and research on second language acquisition, development, and literacy to support ELL's learning. 

ESOL Methods: Addresses the history, public policy, research, and current practices in the field of ESL/ESOL teaching 

 

ESOL Course for Category III teachers (18 hours)

ESOL for Content Areas: Addresses theories related to the effect of culture on language learning and school achievement for ELLs from diverse backgrounds. 

 

ESOL Course for Category IV teachers (60 hours)

ESOL for School Administrators and Counselors: Addresses the history, public policy, research, and current practices in ESL/ESOL as it relates to administration and student services. 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ESOL COURSES

English for Speakers of Other Languages - Office for Student Support Programs and Services.

20425 Gator Lane, Land O' Lakes, Florida, 34638

Phone: (813) 794-2984      FAX: (813) 794-2117


Luisa Ojeda Vera - ESOL Curriculum Specialist

lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINES

Certifications - Human Resources and Educator Quality

7227 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

Phone: (813) 794-2000


Find the Certification Specialist for your school.