Beacon ESOL Courses
Dealing with a large, multicultural population can be challenging for educators! Beacon provides programs for teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors.

This program includes five courses with current research and new interactive features. Participants investigate the areas of methods, curriculum and materials, testing and evaluation, cross-cultural understanding, and applied linguistics.

This program targets Florida's Category 1 teachers (language arts and certain reading teachers). Course content aligns with the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement 2010.

Explore issues related to teaching English-language learners (ELLs) in the content areas.

These courses provide various options for content-area teachers to gain an understanding of effective ESOL instruction.

Florida's Category 2 teachers (math, science, socials studies, and computer literacy) may meet ESOL requirements by completing one of the 60-hour ESOL endorsement courses or ESOL: Issues and Strategies. (Check district requirements.) Florida's Category 3 teachers (electives) may meet their requirement by completing ESOL: An Overview.

Programs: E-R-T (ESOL Endorsement)
NOTE:  FLDOE is currently revising the E-R-T program to align with the new ESOL endorsement standards. Information on the new program is not available at this time.

Meet the challenge of educating a multicultural student population by understanding the background, legal requirements, and instructional strategies for English language learners (ELLs).

Course content aligns with Florida's ESOL competencies for administrators. See the ESOL Program Matrix for Administrators for a correlation of Beacon's courses with the competencies.

Explore the background and legal requirements for ESOL. Promote the development of English language learners (ELLs) and learn to provide post-secondary and career development guidance.

Course content aligns with Florida's ESOL competencies for guidance counselors. See the ESOL Program Matrix for Guidance Counselors for a correlation of Beacon's courses with the competencies.

Course content aligns with Florida's requirements for ESOL professional development.

 
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