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  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement


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Program Description:

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

Admissions Requirements:

  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate course work OR an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 but with a 3.3 or better for the last 60 semester hours (93 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree
  • A satisfactory writing sample (a paper of at least five pages using secondary sources and written on a topic in English or in a related field; this may be a paper previously submitted for an undergraduate class)
  • A GPA of 3.2 in any undergraduate degree with strong evidence of excellence in language skills Non-native speakers of English seeking regular admission to any graduate program in English must also meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements: TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.5, PTE-A 68, or satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution. Applicants may be interviewed by a representative of the department.
  • Non-native speakers of English seeking regular admission to any graduate program in English must also meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements: TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.5, PTE-A 68, or satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution. Applicants may be interviewed by a representative of the department.

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Program Requirements:


Total: 21 Hours


Note(s):


  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 250 (600) or for conditional admission 213 (550).

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