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English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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The ESOL Endorsement at Metro RESA is a GaPSC approved preparation program that provides approved candidates with the coursework and related field experience required to add the ESOL Endorsement to a current standard Georgia Professional Certificate.  The Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement prepares P-12 educators to demonstrate competency in addressing the instructional, language, and cultural needs of students whose first language is not English in Georgia Public Schools.

Courses are designed to be taken in sequence, beginning with Cultural Issues in TESOL and ending with the Methods and Materials in TESOL. The ESOL Endorsement is divided into three courses consisting of 5 PLUs each. Successful completion of all three courses is required to add the ESOL Endorsement to a base certificate.

For more information, contact the Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement Coordinator, Dr. Rita Gimenez.

 

Meet the Coordinator

Dr. Rita Gimenez, Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement Coordinator

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Dr. Gimenez is the current Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement Coordinator. She has fifteen years of experience teaching K-12 ESOL, one year of experience teaching high school Spanish, and two years of experience teaching high school English in Douglas County. She also has ten years of experience teaching ESOL Endorsement and Inclusive Education courses at the university level. Dr. Gimenez earned an A.A. degree in English from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a B.A. in English from Georgia Southern University, a M.A. in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University, and an Ed.S. and Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership with an emphasis in Inclusive Education from Kennesaw State University. Dr. Gimenez is committed to fostering the best possible learning environments, relationships, and instruction to support Multilingual Learners and their teachers.