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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 Requirements

Individuals who wish to be considered for the TESOL endorsement program will need to apply online to UD as a graduate student. For help with the registration system, please contact Ms. Gina Seiter.

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.
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer, a professor or another 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.
Applicants who already have a master’s degree from UD need only submit an online application and statement of purpose.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements for all programs can be found in the online Catalog.

Gainful Employment

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. Browse gainful employment information for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement program.