Endorsement Programs

  • Endorsement Programs, approved by the State of Florida, are recognition for an advanced level of professional knowledge and skill and appear on the Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
    Note: Endorsements are add-ons to the Professional Certificate, not a certification.

    Athletic Coaching Endorsement
    This program is for athletic coaches seeking their professional certificate. It requires three 6o hour online courses and two additional courses equaling 7 hours. 
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    Autism Endorsement
    This program is overseen by the ESE department and they post all courses in MyPGS. 

    Clinical Educator 
    This is an impactful training that MUST be taken in order to HOST INTERNS and is recommended to mentor new educators. The training requires ~3 hours of prework followed by a 3 hour in-person workshop. Go to MyPGS and click the Professional Development tab to review Course Catalog MyPGS course cat

    ESOL Endorsement
    This program is for teachers responsible for teaching language instruction or reading, such as Elementary, English, Language Arts, Reading, and Exceptional Education. Category I requires proof of completion of the following 5 content areas, either with in-service and/or college courses, or by completing two courses, passing the ESOL Subject Area Test, and adding either the ESOL Endorsement or ESOL K-12 Certification (respectively) to your teaching certificate. These courses are offered online three times a year. 

    Gifted Endorsement
    This program is for teachers currently teaching Gifted Students or for those interested in teaching the Gifted. It requires the completion of five 60 hour courses. The courses are scaffolded so that they build off of each other. Take the courses in this order: Nature and Needs, Special Populations, Guidance, Curriculum, and Creativity.

    Reading Endorsement
    This program is for teachers currently providing Tier 3 interventions, teaching summer reading camp, or retained 3rd graders. It requires completion of five 60 hour courses. The courses are taken in order from Competency 1 - 5. More Information  Online PD Route to Reading Endorsement 2022-2023    

    For information on Endorsement Programs, contact Dr. Melinda Lundy at lundym@manateeschools.net.