Will any of my college courses count toward the endorsement? Can you review my transcript to make that determination?
College coursework may be applicable toward the endorsement. The district does not have the authorization to review transcripts to determine if college coursework meets any of the state’s requirements. You can apply to FLDOE for an official review of the transcript, for which there is a fee. Should your coursework meet the state requirements, a Statement of Status of Eligibility is generated that officially outlines the remaining district add-on courses required. The statement is valid for 3 years. DOE information can be found at: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/staff-contact
How do I register?
If you already have a Beacon account, simply sign in and register. If not, follow the steps below to create one. Go to beaconeducator.com Click on: New Account Complete the short form When setting up your “Profile” make sure to choose Current Instructional/Admin. as your “Status.” Submit, then refresh the screen To register select: Offerings Santa Rosa– ESOL Enrollment for Teachers Choose a Course and Date Request Registration
How long does it take to complete a class?
Each 60-hour class is self-paced so, though class length is typically around 10 weeks, you can finish sooner.
What class is required for the Alt cert/PDCP Programs?
Only Curriculum & Materials is required for completion of these programs. All 5 classes are required to complete the ESOL Endorsement.
When do classes start?
New classes start approximately every nine weeks. Since these are self-paced and online class sizes aren’t limited, so there’s no need to register for classes earlier than a few weeks in advance.
How far in advance should I register?
Since these are self-paced and online, class sizes aren’t limited so there’s no need to register for classes earlier than a few weeks in advance.
How much does it cost?
The Literacy Department pays for the endorsement courses. Once you submit an assignment the district is charged for the entire course – whether you finish it or not.Not completing a course could result in being prohibited from participating in the county-paid program in the future and/or being charged for the class (up to$300). You may withdraw without penalty at any time prior to submitting an assignment.
Do I need to let you know I've registered for a class?
No. Beacon's system automatically sends us an email , so there’s no need to email us that you’ve registered.You will receive an email confirmation approximately 3 daysbefore the course begins and your Beacon facilitator will contact you shortly thereafter.
Do I need to let you know when I complete a class?
No, there’s no need to email that you’ve completed a class. That information is provided to us by Beacon.
I registered some time ago. Why is my registration still "pending?"
Within a couple of days after you register you’ll receive an email from Cindie Lipe confirming your registration has been received. It willremain in pending status until approximately 3 days before the class begins, at which time it’s released, and you’ll receive a confirmation email from Beacon and have access to the class (see question below).
When will i have access to the class?
You will receive an email confirmation from Beaconapproximately 3 daysbefore the course begins and your Beacon facilitator will contact you shortly thereafter. You will have access to the class immediately upon enrollment confirmation and you are welcome to begin the course work at that time. The only restriction is that you cannot submit assignments prior to the official start date, so simply keep your work in a Word file until that time.
Can I take more than one class at a time?
Policy doesn’t permit participating in multiple overlapping classes, so kindly do not register for endorsement courses that have overlapping dates. However, if you finish a class prior to the end date you may, at that time, enroll in a subsequent course even if the start date is before the end date of the class you just completed.
Can I withdraw from/drop a course?
You may withdraw without penalty at any time prior to submitting an assignment.
What if i don't complete a class?
Not completing a course could result in being prohibited from participating in the county-paid program in the future and/or being charged for the class (up to$300). However, if you find yourself in a position to be unable to complete a class, Beacon will allow a transfer to another session as a one-time courtesy.
when will i see the credits added to MyPD transcript?
Usually within 3-6 weeks after the session’s official end dateCindie willsubmit your credits into MyPD. The system will automatically send you a survey and your credits will appear on your transcript once you complete the survey.
How do I add the endorsement to my certificate?
Human Resources will answer your questions regarding adding the endorsement to your certificate. Elementary teachers contact Kim Berry. Secondary teachers contact Terri Powell.