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TESOL Endorsement

The graduate-level coursework for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement is designed to train Ohio educators who hold a standard Ohio teaching certificate or license to teach English language learners.

This multi-age endorsement provides teachers with coursework as well as a field experience focused on language acquisition, culture, instruction, assessment and advocacy related to English language learners in pre-K to 12th grade.

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 of 50 clock hours of field experiences is required for each additional licensure area beyond the candidate's initial license. This state requirement applies to all endorsement areas.

Endorsement Resources


Teaching and Learning Academic Services

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at