TESOL Undergraduate Endorsement

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Undergraduate Endorsement provides undergraduate teacher licensure candidates the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenges of English language learners in their classrooms.The TESOL endorsement consists of a three-course focus sequence, a linguistics course, and a field-based teaching practicum experience with English learners in the schools. Open to all teacher licensure majors.

Required coursework and pre-requisites for the undergraduate TESOL endorsement (15 hours):
  • EDT 221: TESOL PK-12 Culture & Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • EDT 454/554: TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theories & Practices (3)
  • EDT 425: TESOL PK-12 Active Learning and Literacy (3) (pre-req: EDT 221 or EDT 454)
  • ENG 219: Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • EDT 418: TESOL PK-12 Teaching Practicum (3) (pre-reqs: all TESOL endorsement coursework completed)

To declare the TESOL endorsement, please complete the Undergraduate TESOL Endorsement Declaration Form.

Undergraduate TESOL Endorsement Program of Study

Required coursework for the undergraduate TESOL endorsement: Hrs Semester offered
EDT 221 TESOL K-12 Culture & Second Language Acquisition 3 Fall/Winter/Spring
EDT 454 TESOL K-12 Instructional Methodologies 3 Fall/Spring
EDT 425 TESOL K-12 Active Learning & Literacy Pre-req: EDT 221 or EDT 454 3 Fall/Spring
ENG/GER/ATH 219 Introduction to Linguistics or SPN 312 Spanish Linguistics or FRE 361 French Pronunciation 3 Fall/Spring/Summer
EDT 418 TESOL K-12 Teaching Practicum
Pre-reqs: all TESOL endorsement coursework completed
Co-req: EDT 419
Important information:
  • An endorsement can only be attached to an active teaching license. Only students in Teacher Education or Special Education may be admitted to the undergraduate TESOL endorsement.
  • Application for the endorsement to be attached to a current license must be submitted concurrently with the application for a teaching license (at or shortly after graduation).
  • The Ohio Assessment for Educators #021 (English to Speakers of Other Languages) must be passed before the state will add the endorsement to the teaching license.