Project Description

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Akron is offering training for teachers from eligible Northeast Ohio districts, who work with English learners.

Option 1   

Teachers will complete the full Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement (22 credits)
   Summer - 11 credits; Fall - 6 credits; Spring - 5 credits
Passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators test for English to Speakers of Other Languages is required.

This option is for teachers who want to add the TESOL endorsement to their credentials.

Option 2

Teachers will complete a streamlined training consisting of three TESOL courses (9 credits)
   Summer - 3 credits; Fall - 6 credits

This option is for teachers who are not seeking the endorsement but are looking to improve their instruction for ELs.  STEM and Special Education teachers may be more interested in this option.

Course Sequence

Full TESOL Endorsement Option
Summer I Summer II Fall Spring

Linguistics & Language Arts



Techniques for Teaching English as a Second Language

Grammatical Structures of Modern English


Inclusive Education for English Learners

Scaffolding Language & Content Learning for English Learners


Theoretical Foundations & Principals of ESL

Teaching Literacy to English Learners OR Learner English

Practicum in teaching ESL

 

TESOL Streamlined Option
Summer I Fall

Linguistics & Language Arts

Scaffolding Language & Content Learning for English Learners

Theoretical Foundations & Principals of ESL

Eligibility

Applicants must be employed as a licensed teacher by one of the participating school districts.  Preference will be given to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and special education teachers.

Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements.

Program Benefits

If accepted into the program, the grant will pay the associated Ohio resident tuition and most of the fees for the TESOL courses.

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