Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL Endorsement

Earn your TESOL endorsement online in one calendar year

Program Description

Miami's TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) prepares PK-12 educators to work effectively with English language learners. Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address the linguistic, cultural and academic issues facing English language learners and their teachers in schools.

Features

  • Our cohort model allows you to progress through courses with the same peers in one year.
  • You will take a total of four online courses and work with students in your own school.
  • Online courses meet synchronously a few Saturdays per semester.

Curriculum

The TESOL endorsement is a four-course sequence designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who work with English Language Learners or who would like to become an ESOL teacher. It prepares PK-12 educators to work effectively with English learners (ELs). Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address linguistic, cultural, and academic issues facing ELs and their teachers in schools.

Course sequence:
Summer 1: EDT 612 TESOL in PK-12: Culture, Policy, & Second Language Acquisition
Fall: EDT 614 TESOL in PK-12: Instructional Theory & Practice
Spring: EDT 616 TESOL in PK-12: English Literacy Development
Summer 2: EDT 618 TESOL in PK-12: Current Issues in TESOL

Course Requirements

Application Process

Students seeking the TESOL endorsement only should apply for Continuing Non-degree status with the Graduate School and should contact Robin Schell to sign up for the endorsement. Practicing teachers who are already enrolled in a Miami master’s program may enroll in the TESOL endorsement by contacting Robin Schell.

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Teachers with TESOL Training are in High Demand

Ohio Schools have seen over 100% increase of English language learners in the past ten years.

For More Information

For questions about admission and the TEAM Scholarship, contact the Teacher Education Department at (513) 529-6443.

For questions about the courses, contact Robin Schell at schellr@MiamiOH.edu