Endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The endorsement in 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 state of Ohio teaching licensure in a related field. The licensure can be done independently or as part of a degree program. 

Required Courses  Credit Semester
ENG 4710/6710 Introduction to Linguistics (prerequisite to core courses) 3 hours Every Semester*
ENG 4730/6730 TESOL Theory and Culture 3 hours Fall
ENG 4740/6740 TESOL Practices and Materials 3 hours Fall
ENG 4750/6750 TESOL Grammar 3 hours Spring
ENG 4760/6760 TESOL Assessment 3 hours Spring
ENG 4770/6770 ESL in the preK-12 Classroom 3 hours Fall
ED 4610/6610 TESOL K-12 Practicum 3 hours Spring & Fall

Total 21 Hrs.
*ENG 4710/6710 may be taken in conjunction with fall semester courses. 

  1. The endorsement cannot be used without a valid state of Ohio teaching licensure.
  2. To qualify for the endorsement a student must have taken a course in the teaching of reading and have successfully completed one year of a foreign language at the college level, or the equivalent.
  3. In order to be admitted into the program, nonnative speakers of English must obtain a TOEFL score of IBT100/CB250/PBT600, or for conditional admission, 80/213/550. Student will be tested upon beginning the program and may be required to take ESL courses to improve their English skills.

TESOL Tracks

TESOL Portfolio

The TESOL portfolio is a comprehensive evaluation of the student's knowledge of TESOL subject matter. Students must submit the portfolio after completing the course sequence.  Exit portfolio can be found here.

Ohio Assessment Test for Endorsement

A score of 220 is a passing grade for this test.  Please use this link for more information - http://www.oh.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/OH021_TestPage.html.