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Bilingual Endorsement

Our Bilingual Endorsement trains Ohio educators who hold a standard Ohio teaching certificate or license to work with emergent bilingual students in pre-k to 12th grade.

This multi-age endorsement provides teachers with coursework and field experience focused on:

  • bilingual language acquisition, 
  • bilingual programs and curricula, 
  • culture, 
  • instruction, 
  • assessment and 
  • advocacy

Endorsement candidates must specialize and demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

Our endorsement programs are designed to have flexibility around your schedule, making earning one a convenient and smooth process.

Start with our useful step-by-step guide to begin your pursuit of this teaching endorsement. The guide will keep you on track to fulfilling all requirements for the endorsement.

ATTN: All Endorsement Applicants - A minimum 50 clock hours of field experiences are required for each additional licensure area beyond the candidate's initial license. This new state requirement applies to all endorsement areas. 

Required Courses

EDUTL 5301: Foundations of Bilingual Education

EDUTL 5365: Linguistics for Literacy Education

EDUTL 5370: Language and Literacy Development and Instruction for Bilingual Learners

EDUTL 5302: Assessing Bilingual Learners

EDUTL 5303: Methods and Material in Bilingual/Multicultural Education

EDUTL 5189.33 Field Experience

Endorsement Resources


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