Earn a Graduate Certificate or M.Ed. in TCLD

Georgia Southern offers a tiered program to help teachers develop their skills and knowledge in order to better serve their culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Each tier is comprised of coursework that aligns with TKES and culminates with an endorsement, graduate certificate or Master’s degree.

  • Tier 1 – ESOL Endorsement
    • 3 courses focused on culture, language and methodology. This Endorsement is offered at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level.
Courses are designed for practicing teachers or administrators, and many include application projects in your local context.  *Completion of all three tiers is NOT a requirement.*  **Pending SACSCOC approval**


ESOL Add-On Endorsement Graduate Certificate in TCLD Master of Education in TCLD
Initial Certification program in ESOL (Not available at Georgia Southern)

Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics/TESOLOffered by the College of Arts and Humanities, Writing and Linguistics Department


For a visual representation of the relationships between these programs, see diagram below.
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TCLD Prgram Map

Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD) Program • College of Education