For Florida Educators

Florida ESOL/ELL Endorsement

Schultz offers all mandated State of Florida ESOL Endorsement courses to meet the requirements for teachers of ESOL/ELLs. Included in each course are the five 60 hour ESOL courses needed to complete the 300 hours ESOL/ELL Endorsement. These courses are offered online for 10 weeks/60 hours. These ESOL courses are $215 each for 60 hours of training and is facilitated online via Blackboard. Educators won’t find a more effective way to obtain their ESOL Certification in Florida and all Schultz ESOL/ELL Endorsement courses for Florida educators meet the requirement for district add-on for public school teachers.

ESOL/ELL Courses

  • Applied Linguistics

    This course is designed to help teachers address the important role linguistics plays when working with ESOL students. The teachers will acquire a greater understanding of the structure of English from a modern day linguistic perspective and will analyze the structure of English in contrast with the languages of target populations in a given class.

  • Cross Cultural Communications

    This course is designed to identify the major cultures represented by the LEP students in Florida public schools in order to develop better cross-cultural understanding among all groups, and to appropriately meet their special needs within the school and community setting.

  • Methods of Teaching ESOL

    This course is designed to enable participants to identify and apply major ESOL methodologies and approaches. Teachers will learn best practices to teach subject matter, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and to determine the appropriateness of instruction and learning opportunities for ESOL students to help them succeed.

  • Testing and Evaluation of ESOL/ELL

    This course (formerly Empowering ESOL Teachers) is designed to empower teachers of ESOL/ELL students develop the ability to provide appropriate, comprehensible, interactive, and cognitively challenging instruction which will facilitate their students’ language development and academic achievement.

  • Curriculum and Materials Development

    This course is designed to improve and enhance the participant’s knowledge of ESOL curriculum and materials appropriate for use with LEP students.

Course Schedule

Winter I
Registration Deadline: Dec 7, 2018
Start: Dec 10, 2018
End: Feb 3, 2019

Winter II
Registration Deadline: Feb 8, 2019
Start: Feb 11, 2019
End: Apr 7, 2019

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For More Information

Contact Stacy Thomas at or via phone at (904) 348-5156.

ESOL Endorsement Courses
Schultz Center is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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.