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TESOL Endorsement

The TESOL Endorsement program is designed to give K-12 teachers (including Special Education teachers) an 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.

You can obtain this endorsement in one of two ways:

For more information regarding the TESOL Endorsement, please contact
Valerie Sartor, Ph.D.
TESOL Specialist


  • The TESOL Endorsement is required to teach English as a second language in an Ohio public/chartered school.  It must be attached to a teaching license.
  • Passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Test for English to Speakers of Other Languages is required at the end of the program.
  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum score of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL.

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