TESOL K-12 Undergraduate Certificate

About the program

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (TESOL) undergraduate certificate program is an option for students in both education and non-education majors. Students applying to this program are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. This certificate equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to teach and engage speakers of other languages in English in K-12 settings.

The curriculum for this program has been designed to meet the requirements for teacher education students in the initial licensure programs to obtain the Ohio P-12 TESOL endorsement. Thus, future teachers will gain additional marketability when they become qualified to work as an English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist. This program is available for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher, and students can take the first course in the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Career options for TESOL graduates

Educators with TESOL certification are not only eligible to become teachers, but may qualify for additional career opportunities such as:

  • Being a social worker to immigrant students and their families.
  • Working as a guidance counselor with ESL students.
  • Becoming a speech pathologist for ESL students.
  • Working for various community organizations and centers to assist ESL individuals.

Contact Information

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Corbin Purdum

Assistant Director, Student Recruitment

360 Teachers-Dyer Complex