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The endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) enables the recipient to teach English as a second language to students in grades for which the candidate is licensed. It is attached to an existing state of Ohio teaching licensure in a related field. The licensure can be done independently or as part of a graduate program degree.
View the English program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.
Students in the TESOL concentration, TESOL certificate programs, TEFL certificate, and Master of Arts program in TESOL must complete a semester-long internship before graduating. This is not required for the endorsement. Most students are placed with a professor in Wright State’s intensive English program LEAP. Some students work with professors elsewhere. Internship supervisors must have a Master of Arts degree in TESOL
View the English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.
Prior to starting review the program of study and plan a semester for a TESOL practicum with a TESOL advisor.
In certain circumstances, the TESOL endorsement may take more than one year to complete. See your TESOL advisor if circumstances warrant additional time.
Some of the courses successfully completed in the TEFL Graduate Certificate program may substitute for courses in the TESOL endorsement. See your advisor for details.
The endorsement and the Master of Arts in English with a TESOL concentration may be combined. When combined, follow the deadline for submitting the TESOL M.A. portfolio with the revised paper. See your TESOL advisor for details.
Non-native speakers of English seeking regular admission to any graduate program in English must also meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements: TOEFL 100 (80 for conditional admission), IELTS 7.5 (6.5 for conditional admission), PTE-A 68 (53 for conditional admission), satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution, or earned a degree in the United States. Applicants may be interviewed by a representative of the department to determine language proficiency and to be advised on improving language competencies.
To be considered for conditional admission non-native speakers of English must also present a score of TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, PTE-A 53, or be enrolled in the LEAP Program for the TOEFL substitution. These applicants may also be interviewed by a representative of the department to determine language proficiency and to be advised on improving language competencies.