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The graduate non-degree program in Teaching English as Second Language Endorsement Preparation allows teachers with a current Ohio teaching license to advance their knowledge of language and second language learning in the P-12 context toward Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Endorsement. This non-degree program serves as recommendation to ODE Endorsement in multiage TESOL and is not a master's degree program. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a master's degree in TESL from Kent State University must be fully admitted to the MA TESL Teacher's Concentration.
Ohio Department of Education (CAEP)
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Documentation of current Ohio license in any P-12 area of expertise;
- Official transcript(s)
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of different associated fields within teaching English as a second language, including linguistics, language acquisition, pedagogy and practice.
- Demonstrate skills in all aspects of teaching language, literacy, and content to English language learners.
- Demonstrate understanding of diverse cultural norms and practices within educational contexts.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.
|CI 61130||MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES||3|
|or CI 67005||INTERCULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING|
|ENG 63001||METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 1||3|
|ENG 63033||THEORIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||3|
|ENG 63044||SECOND LANGUAGE READING||3|
|ENG 68592||PRACTICUM IN TEACHING P-12 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 1, 2||3|
|Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|LITERATE PRACTICES AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS|
|TEACHING LITERATURE AND CULTURE|
|LINGUISTICS FOR THE LANGUAGE PROFESSIONS|
|SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING|
|SECOND LANGUAGE LISTENING AND SPEAKING|
|HERITAGE LANGUAGES AND SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
An assessment of professional dispositions occurs in this course demonstrating Endorsement students' understanding of codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to TESL and work with English Language Learners.
One hundred hours of field work as teacher assistants in area schools enable students to gain collaborative clinical experience as P-12 teachers.
Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
Licensure and Endorsement Information
Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.