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    TESOL program options

    Thank you for your interest in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs at the University of Dayton. To learn more about how our programs are designed, click the links below and decide which one is right for you:

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    Undergraduate TESOL certificate program

    The undergraduate TESOL certificate program is right for you if you are a current UD undergraduate student (any major) who would like to earn an initial credential in TESOL for post-secondary, adult, and private institute settings in the U.S. and internationally.

    This program prepares students to teach English as an additional language in post-secondary schools, adult education settings, and private language institutes in the US and abroad. Certificate holders may also find employment as language assistants, tutors, or resource teachers in elementary and secondary schools 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, though the certificate alone does not qualify a teacher for TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio.

    Classes Include Structure of English, Introduction to Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Teaching, TESOL Methods, and TESOL Practicum. This program is 15 credits total.

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    Graduate TESOL certificate program

    The graduate TESOL certificate program is right for you if you hold a bachelor’s degree in any field (including current UD graduate students and non-students) and are interested in earning an initial credential in TESOL for post-secondary, adult, and private institute settings in the US and internationally.

    This program prepares students to teach English as an additional language in post-secondary schools, adult education settings, and private language institutes in the US and abroad. It can also help preservice and inservice teachers gain competence in working with English language learners in their grade-level and content-area classrooms, though the certificate alone does not qualify a teacher for TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio.

    Classes Include Structure of English, Introduction to Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Teaching, TESOL Methods, and TESOL Practicum. This program is 15 credits total.

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    Graduate P-12 TESOL endorsement program

    The graduate P-12 TESOL endorsement program is right for you if you hold a standard Ohio teaching license in any subject (P-12) and would like to earn a TESOL endorsement.

    This program prepares teachers to serve English language learners effectively as content-area and grade-level classroom teachers or as ESOL specialists. Completion of the endorsement program plus successful completion of relevant state exams leads to eligibility for a TESOL endorsement from the state of Ohio.

    Classes Include Trends and Issues in Language Education, Structure of English, Introduction to Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Teaching, TESOL Methods, and Practicum in ESOL Instruction and Assessment. This program is 18 credits total.

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