Endorsement Options

For:

For experienced certified teachers who wish to add an endorsement or an additional certification to their certification. These courses may be taken alone to earn the endorsement or certification or may be added to our Teacher Leader or School Improvement Master's degree programs.

What You Learn:

Georgetown College’s endorsement programs are designed to give practicing teachers the knowledge and skills that they need to expand their teaching abilities. You may choose from five endorsement options:

  • English as a Second Language (P-12): Help non-English-speaking students succeed academically and culturally
  • Literacy Specialist (P-12): Become a literacy coach, reading specialist or reading supervisor for grades P-12
  • Instructional Computer Technology (P-12): Enhance your classroom technology knowledge and skills and become a school technology leader
  • Gifted Education (P-12): Work with students who have shown significant academic promise
  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (P-12): Provide certified teachers with knowledge and strategies to teach MSD school-age children and young adults, as well to plan for their transition into adult life. (LBD Certification Required.)

How You Learn:

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 7 week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 7 weeks.

Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of the selected courses outlined on the next page and the appropriate Praxis exam (if required), students will be eligible to earn an endorsement or certification in the state of Kentucky. Endorsements may also be embedded into a degree-seeking program, such as our Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader or Rank I School Improvement programs.

Endorsement Requirements:

English as a Second Language Endorsement (P-12)

Course Title Hours
EDU 580 ESL Teaching Methods and Techniques 3
EDU 581 ESL Assessment and Culture 3
EDU 583 ESL Linguistic Theory and Analysis 3
EDU 585 ESL Leadership 3
EDU 587 Communicating with Immigrants 3
  Total for Endorsement Only: 15

Literacy Specialist Endorsement (P-12) w/ Teacher Leader Master's

Course Title Hours
EDU 516 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-12 3
EDU 517 Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy 3
EDU 562 Research and Practice: Assessing and Facilitating Students’ Literacy Development I 3
EDU 563 Research and Practice: Assessing and Facilitating Students’ Literacy Development II 3
EDU 604 Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration 3
ENG 526 Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum 3
Professional Core EDU 510, EDU 527, EDU 529, EDU 594, & EDU 595 15
  Total for Endorsement & Master's: 33

Literacy Specialist Endorsement (P-12) w/ Rank 1, School Improvement Master's

Course Title Hours
EDU 516 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction P-12 3
EDU 517 Educational Policy and Theoretical Foundations of Literacy 3
EDU 562 Research and Practice: Assessing and Facilitating Students’ Literacy Development I 3
EDU 563 Research and Practice: Assessing and Facilitating Students’ Literacy Development II 3
ENG 526 Teaching P-12 Writing Across the Curriculum 3
Professional Core EDU 600, EDU 602, EDU 604, EDU 608, & EDU 609 15
  Total for Endorsement & Master's: 30

Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement (P-12)

Course Title Hours
EDU 557 Planning and Management of Technology in Schools 3
EDU 560 Methods of Teaching Technology Concepts with Practicum 3
Choose One:
EDU 527 Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders 3
EDU 606 Educational Technology for the 21st Century Learner 3
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE WILL BE SELECTED FOR YOU 3
ELECTIVE ELECTIVE OR FINAL PROJECT WILL BE SELECTED FOR YOU 3
  Total for Endorsement Only: 15

Gifted Education Endorsement (P-12)

Course Title Hours
EDU 520 Foundations of Gifted Education 3
EDU 521 Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education 3
EDU 522 Differentiating for Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom 3
EDU 523 Practicum in Gifted Education 3
  Total for Endorsement Only: 12

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.