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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The undergraduate TESOL certificate program is for current University of Dayton undergraduate students of any major. It prepares students to teach English as an additional language in post-secondary schools, adult education settings, and private language institutes in the U.S. and abroad. It can also help pre-service teacher education students gain competence in working with English language learners in their grade-level and content-area classrooms. However, the certificate alone does not qualify a teacher for TESOL endorsement from the State of Ohio.

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Admission Requirements

Students must apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL program. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA grater than or equal to 2.5.  

Non-native English speakers must submit one of the following set of test scores:

  1. A minimum composite score of 94 on the TOEFL iBT with sub-scores of at least 22 for the listening and reading sections, 26 for speaking section and 24 for the writing section.
  2. A minimum overall score of 7.0 on the IELTS with sub-scores of at least 6.5 on all sections.

Academic Requirements

Academic requirements for the TESOL Certificate can be found in the online Catalog.

Gainful Employment

As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. Review gainful employment information for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate program.