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Walton County School District

ESOL

Timeline for Completion of the ESOL Training Requirements

Category I

Primary Language Arts/English Teacher (or Reading Teachers)

Category II

Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Computer Literacy

Category III

All other subjects not included in Categories I or II

Category IV

School Administrators & Guidance Counselors

Requirements

ESOL Endorsement: 15 semester hours or 300 in-service credit points

or

K – 12 ESOL Coverage: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in TESOL and Basic Subject Area Coverage

or

K – 12 ESOL Coverage: Passing Score on ESOL Subject Area Test; Basic Subject Area Coverage, and 120 hours/points in ESOL

Requirements

3 semester hours or 60 in-service credit points

Requirements

3 semester credit hours or 18 in-service credit points

Requirements

3 semester hours or 60 in-service credit points

Timelines

Experienced Teacher

5 years from the date of first assignment of an LEP student. 3 years for K-12 ESOL Coverage obtained by a passing score on ESOL Subject Area Test.

Experienced Teacher

1 calendar year to complete from date of assignment of LEP student

Experienced Teacher

1 calendar year to complete from date of assignment of LEP student

Hires Prior to 09/03/03

3 calendar years to complete from September 9, 2003

Beginning Teacher

Same as above for experienced teachers

Beginning Teacher

2 years to complete

Beginning Teacher

2 years to complete

Hires After 09/05/03

3 years to complete from date hired as school administrator or guidance counselor