TESOL Endorsement

The TESOL Endorsement program is designed for K-12 teachers, including special education teachers who seek to deepen their understanding of how to teach English as a second language. The program of study provides multiple opportunities to explore best practices in teaching English as a second language and meet the needs of English learners (ELs). The program provides a solid foundation in linguistics, second language acquisition theory, second language pedagogy, and opportunities to observe and practice approaches to teaching ELs.


  • The TESOL Endorsement is required in order to teach English as a second language in an Ohio public/chartered school.  It must be attached to a teacher certificate or license.
  • Passing the PRAXIS II Test for Teaching English as a Second Language is required at the end of the program.
  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or of 79 on the iBT TOEFL.

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