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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Ohio’s communities and schools are dynamic places where more than 90 languages are used every day. Developing classroom teachers and communities that foster academic learning, linguistic diversity, and English-language proficiency are some of the goals of Ohio State’s TESOL Endorsement program.

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Through this program, in-service Ohio teachers develop their understanding of language learning in content-area classrooms, as well as their ability to serve as language educators and advocates for multilingual students and families. Upon successful completion of the program, in-service teachers can add Ohio’s K-12 TESOL Endorsement to their teaching license. 

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Program Features

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Minimum Credit Hours: 12

Field Experience: A minimum 50 clock hours for each additional licensure area beyond the candidate's initial license.

Prerequisites: Ohio teaching license or certificate

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Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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