Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL Endorsement

Get your TESOL endorsement in 2 semesters • Mostly online classes

Program Description

Miami's TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) prepares P-12 educators to work effectively with English language learners. Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address the linguistic, cultural and academic issues facing English language learners and their teachers in schools.


  • Hybrid format: mostly online with three Saturday in-person sessions at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC)
  • Take four courses and work with students in your classroom or school for case studies
  • ESL Tutors welcome


The TESOL endorsement is a four-course sequence designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who work with English Language Learners. The program has been designed to be completed in one academic year, by taking two courses a semester, starting in fall. It can also, however, be completed at a more sedate pace by taking one course a semester. In that case the ideal sequence would be EDT 612 in the fall, then EDT 614 in the spring, then EDT 618 in fall 2, and EDT 616 in spring 2. If interested in starting the endorsement in the spring, teachers should select EDT 614, as EDT 616 is the culminating experience and should be taken after all other courses have been completed.

Course Requirements

Application Process

Students seeking the TESOL endorsement only should apply for Continuing Non-degree status with the Graduate School and should contact Jeannie Ducher to sign up for the endorsement. Practicing teachers who are already enrolled in a Miami master’s program may enroll in the TESOL endorsement by contacting Jeannie Ducher.

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Teachers with TESOL Training are in High Demand

Ohio Schools have seen over 100% increase of English language learners in the past ten years.

For More Information

For questions about admission and the TEAM Scholarship, contact the Teacher Education Department at (513) 529-6443.

For questions about the courses, contact Jeannie Ducher at ducherj@MiamiOH.ed