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UDEL Programs

UDEL Programs

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The University of Dayton Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate program is an innovative, immersive training program, offered through the University of Dayton, as a pathway for moving ELT professionals towards advanced practice in the instruction of English as a Foreign Language.
The 160-hour program combines a blended observation format with a series of in-person and online course modules. This accessible program of study builds on teachers’ classroom experience and education through reflective practice to develop teaching excellence.

With multiple entry points, flexibility of access, and the support of faculty from one of the US’s top-tier research universities, the UDEL TEFL Certificate is the next step in furthering your professional goals.

For more information, visit the TEFL page or contact us at

Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton (SEED)

The Summer Educational Exchange @ Dayton programs strive to bring communities of students and teachers from countries around the world to UD's campus to learn and improve their English communication skills. Previous participants continue to attest to the positive experiences that the SEED has had on their understanding of the English language and American culture.

Learn more about SEED 

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate

The Department of Teacher Education offers the undergraduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) program. This program is an interdisciplinary program, drawing from courses in the departments of Teacher Education, English and Global Languages and Cultures. The program is designed for current University of Dayton students enrolled in any major. It prepares students to teach English as an additional language in postsecondary schools, adult education settings and private language institutes in the United States and abroad. It can also provide opportunities for preservice teacher education students to develop competence in working with English-language learners in their grade level and content area classrooms. It should be noted that the certificate alone does not meet the requirements for the TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio; however, the certificate coursework will apply toward the TESOL endorsement program, which is offered at the post-baccalaureate level.

Learn more about the TESOL Cert 

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Through the University of Dayton's Intensive English Program, you'll benefit from a concentrated and intense language program combined with a true American university experience. Receive your introduction to U.S. American culture and develop strong English language skills, preparing you for the university classroom or the work place.

The Intensive English Program offers five 7-week terms of study per academic year. The IEP serves both full-time and part-time students with proficiencies ranging from true beginner to high intermediate/advanced levels. Full-time students receive 21 hours of instruction per week addressing a complete range of language skills including reading and vocabulary development, writing and grammar, and oral communication. Enrichment courses that complement the curriculum at each level are also included, and an academic listening and note-taking instruction is included at the top levels. IEP classes are non-credit bearing.

Learn more about the IEP here.

Undergraduate Programs

With students hailing everywhere from Bangladesh and Brazil to Tunisia and Turkey, there is a wonderful international presence to be found on our campus. Students from 40 countries call themselves Dayton Flyers.

On campus, you will find a welcoming environment that helps you get the most out of your time as a U.S. university student. The University of Dayton has been named a leading university worldwide in learning, living and support services according to the International Student Barometer, the largest survey of international student satisfaction in the world.

Learn more about Undergraduate Programs and International Admission here.


University of Dayton English Language Institute (UDEL)

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton , Ohio 45469 - 0000