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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Over the last ten years, Ohio’s percentage of EL students has doubled to approximately 60,000 students. 

These students represent more than 110 different native or home languages. How well prepared are you to meet the learning needs of this growing population of students?

Is this program for you?

  • You want to gain the instructional knowledge, assessment skills and understanding to more effectively address the needs of English language learners in your classroom.

  • You need to prepare yourself for the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity associated with teaching and learning in today’s classrooms.

  • You want opportunities to have a positive, lasting impact on the lives of immigrant and native-born children and youth.

The 15-hour TESOL Endorsement program is designed to be completed in one year or less and can be added to any Ohio license.

What courses are in this program?

Course Numbers and TitlesCredit Hours
EFFN 533: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Social, Historical and Legal Issues Related to the Education of English Language Learners 3
EDCI 534: Language Acquisition and Elements of Linguistics for Teaching English Language Learners 3
EDCI 535: Integrated Teaching Methods for English Language Learners 3
EDFN 646: Educational Assessment 3
EDCI 645: Internship for TESOL Endorsement (Must be completed & credits received from Ashland University) 3
Total Hours 15

Where can you take courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous class sessions throughout a given semester or term. Face-to-face classes are currently only offered at the Ashland Campus.

Certificate Program

As of August 2021, Ashland University is offering a TESOL Certificate. Additional information about the TESOL Certificate can be found in the course catalog.