TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) ENDORSEMENT
The graduate TESOL endorsement program is for P-12 teachers who hold a standard Ohio teaching license in any subject.
This program prepares teachers to serve English language learners effectively as content-area and grade-level classroom teachers or as ESOL specialists. Completion of the endorsement program leads to eligibility for a TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio.
Admission criteria include the following:
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better and a GPA from any prior graduate study of 3.0 or better; if GPA is below 2.75, one of following: MAT – raw score 40+/scaled score 396+; GRE scaled scores of 149+ (verbal) and 4.0+ (analytical writing)
- Bachelor’s degree and standard teaching license
- Proficiency in professional written English as demonstrated through statement of purpose; additionally, if English is not a first language and applicant does not have a prior degree from an English-medium university, one of the following: TOEFL iBT – 94 (listening – 22, speaking – 26, reading – 22, writing – 24); IELTS – 7.0 (6.5+ for all subscores); exceptions will be considered for strong candidates whose scores approach these minimums
- Prior language study or experience in non-English speaking country strongly preferred; experience with international populations and education helpful
The application requires the following materials:
- Official transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate study.
- Three letters of recommendation from employers, professors or others in a position to evaluate your professional and academic potential.
- A statement of purpose that addresses your motivation for joining the program; your prior experience with language, international populations, education, and any other relevant areas; and your future career goals.
- A résumé.
- TOEFL iBT, IELTS, MAT or GRE score, as needed.
Academic requirements for all programs can be found in the online Catalog.
As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. Download gainful employment information (.pdf) for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement program.