- Program Coordinator:
Ryan Hediger, PhD
- Speak with an Advisor
- Kent Campus
The non-degree program in Teaching English as Second Language Endorsement Preparation allows students to concurrently seek an undergraduate degree program leading to state licensure at KSU while also working toward meeting TESL Endorsement requirements of the Ohio Department of Education. The program increases student knowledge of language and second language learning in the P-12 context while it prepares them as teachers of English Learners.
Successful completion of this program serves as recommendation to the Ohio Department of Education for Endorsement in TESL, but it is not a degree program. Student must complete their degree program and be qualified for Licensure in another area of study. The Endorsement serves as an add-on to a state teaching license in Ohio.
Ohio Department of Education (CAEP)
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for first-year students.
Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of different fields within teaching English as a second language, including linguistics, language acquisition, pedagogy and practice.
- Demonstrate understanding of different cultural norms and practices within effective instruction.
- Demonstrates effective language and literacy instruction for English language learners.
|ENG 31001||FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR||3|
|ENG 31005||CHILD SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||3|
|ENG 31007||PEDAGOGY FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 1||3|
|ENG 31008||GRAMMAR FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE||3|
|ENG 41003||LANGUAGE CURRICULUM, MATERIALS AND ASSESSMENT 2||3|
|ENG 41192||ESL PRACTICUM IN A P-12 SETTING (ELR) 3||3|
|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.
Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and an understanding of laws related to English Language Learners as assessed in this course.
Seventy hours of field placements as teacher assistants in area schools enable students to gain collaborative clinical experience as P-12 teachers.