The University of Cincinnati offers online opportunities for the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Graduate Certificate/Endorsement in response to the growing population of English language learners in U.S. classrooms and the academic demand at national and international levels. The Graduate Certificate/Endorsement in PreK-12 TESOL is aligned with the TESOL International Association’s standards and the State of Ohio’s TESOL standards. In-service teachers who have a standard, current Ohio teaching license and teach within the State of Ohio are recommended to get the Graduate Certificate and Endorsement upon successful completion of the program. Pre-service teachers in Ohio and those outside of the state are recommended to get the Graduate Certificate. Any pre-service and/or in-service teacher who wishes to teach English language learners can enroll in this graduate non-degree, professional development program.
The following are requirements for admission:
The application is not complete, and cannot be reviewed, until the School of Education has received all of the following:
International student applicants are required to provide specific information about their transcripts or degree programs to facilitate the applicant review process, including transcript translation and evaluation by a recognized translation/evaluation agency. For a list of translation/evaluation agencies accepted by the University of Cincinnati, please contact the International Students Services office: www.isso.uc.edu; 513-556-4278
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The following minimum scores must be obtained:
· Internet-Based Test (iBT): 79-80 OR
· Paper-Based Test (PBT): 550 AND a minimum score on the Test of Written English (TWE) of 5 AND a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
The TOEFL must have been taken within the two-year period preceding admission. The University of Cincinnati maintains an International Student Services Office (ISSO), which serves international students attending the University. For questions regarding international student information, contact the International Student Services Office at (513) 556-4278, www.isso.uc.edu
Fall Semester - July 15
Spring Semester – December 1
Summer Semester – April 1
The University of Cincinnati provides an exemplary educational, research, and teaching program addressing issues of access, social equality, and diversity. The program’s work is conducted in partnership with other programs and centers at our University and in our community, in a way that is relevant to regional, national, and global concerns. Our mission is to educate individuals to assume leadership roles in literacy and language acquisition settings within local, regional, and national arenas, while serving the needs of our multiple clients from the immediate urban area. We strive to create professional and scholarly opportunities for students to become theoretically informed and practically equipped, caring, committed, and competent educators and scholars. Our program aligns its mission and its work with those of UC 2019, and the national professional organizations: the International Reading Association and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
The Preschool to Grade 12 (PreK-12) certificate/endorsement program is geared toward individuals who are licensed in single or multiple subject areas and are interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The program is designed to meet the national TESOL standards. The aim of the program is to prepare theoretically informed and practically equipped, caring, committed, and competent ESL teachers, curriculum developers and consultants, as well as program administrators for domestic public and private schools.
Students may graduate at the end of any semester provided they meet the necessary degree requirements and all Department and University deadlines. Students should confer closely with their advisors regarding graduation as they approach the completion of their degree requirements. The initial step in the graduation process consists of a formal application for graduation. This must be done by the announced deadline (usually during the semester prior to the semester of anticipated graduation) and is completed online at https://grad.uc.edu/student-life/graduation.html.
A complete list of important deadlines and responsibilities that must be met prior to graduation, as well as further instructions and guidelines for completing the application for graduation can be found at https://grad.uc.edu/student-life/graduation.html.
The student must be registered for at least one graduate credit in their program in an academic year, after having met minimum degree/candidacy requirements to be considered a graduate student throughout the academic year. Further, students must be registered for at least one graduate credit during the academic year in which they will graduate.
Before graduation for all students, submission of Notification of Removal of all NG, N, I, UP, SP, and F grades must be sent as well as posting of all satisfactory grades for the graduation semester.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
NCATE and CAEP
Experience in working with diverse populations of PreK -12 English Language Learners in school and community settings. Teaching of English language to native speakers of other languages.
Teach and tutor English Language Learners in Prek-12 school settings and community outreach programs. Teach English language (reading and writing) to school-aged learners of non-English speaking populations. Teach children in both formal and informal educational settings.
Additional career options are listed on the Career Development Center's Web site.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
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