The Forsyth Teacher Academy is proud of offer four endorsements: Online Teaching, English to Speakers of Other Languages, K-5 Mathematics, and Teacher Support and Coaching. Our endorsement courses are led by highly qualified instructors and are open to any FCS certified employee who meets the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements. Coursework is provided both face-to-face and online through itsLearning. See below for details.
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Upon completion of the ESOL Endorsement, candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the TESOL 6 Principles For Exemplary Teaching of English Learners and the SIOP Model as evidenced in three key assessments: Cultural Community Case Study, Progressive Lesson Plans, and Clinical Observation. This interactive, blended format of professional learning provides candidates with opportunities to examine their own cultural beliefs and learn how to ensure their instruction values the assets of the Culturally and Linguistically diverse student. Teachers who complete this course sequence will add the ESOL endorsement to their certificates.
Questions? Contact Michelle Slaton: email@example.com
Teacher Support and Coaching (TSC)
Upon The Teacher Support and Coaching endorsement prepares exemplary teachers to mentor and support induction level educators. Teachers will apply their mentoring and coaching skills within the school setting.
Questions? Contact Alena Zink: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Teaching Endorsement (OTE)
The Online Teaching Endorsement prepares teachers to design and deliver instruction in the online environment. Throughout the three course endorsement, candidates will be introduced to all topics regarding online instruction, practice delivering instruction in the online environment, and design online learning activities. The total contact hours for this endorsement is 100 hours and each course will last approximately 3 months. After an initial face-to-face cohort meeting, classes will be taught online asynchronously. Teachers who complete this course sequence will add the Online Teaching endorsement to their certificates.
Questions? Contact Jason Naile: email@example.com
Upon completion of the ESOLTeachers will develop their skills and knowledge in the field of mathematics pedagogy and content. Authentic experiences and application of learning are a key focus of this endorsement.
Questions? Contact Dr. Brian Lack: firstname.lastname@example.org