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Education Specialist, Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education

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ATTENTION: This program will no longer accept external applicants. The T&L EdS has transitioned to a transfer-in-only option for current T&L PhD students who not opt to complete their degree but still want to earn a credential. Students who wish to transfer into the EdS program should consult with their faculty advisor. The T&L EdS program will eventually phase out.

Students from around the world choose Ohio State’s Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education program to learn from leading scholars with extensive international experience. The high-quality mentoring and diverse learning opportunities you’ll receive will prepare you to become a leader in the fields of TESOL, foreign languages.

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Deadline to apply:

December 1


  • Practicing world language teachers in the United States and beyond with an initial teaching licensure from a state/other licensing entity
  • Advanced-Low Oral Proficiency and Writing Proficiency as documented by an ACTFL OPI and WPT or acceptable equivalents
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • International applicants need 85 TOEFL score
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