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Through Ohio Dominican's TESOL program, you will learn, collaborate, teach and reflect. The program balances theory and practice, so you'll be prepared to study, conduct and share unique research into the teaching and learning of English.


Graduation Requirements - All TESOL Programs

  • Graduation Requirements
    • For the Master of Arts degree only, candidates must complete 33 semester hours of TSL courses with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 or higher.
    • For the Master of Arts degree with Licensure, candidates must complete a total of 42 semester hours (39 semester hours of TSL courses— including student teaching—and 3 semester hours in EDU 518) with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 or higher. No more than two (2) grades of C may be earned. The repeat of a third C is permitted once.282
    • All MA candidates must take TSL 500: TESOL Foundations and TSL 590M: TESOL Practicum at Ohio Dominican University.
    • All licensure candidates must take TSL 500: TESOL Foundations and TSL 590L: Student Teaching at Ohio Dominican University
    • Students must complete their program within seven (7) years.
    • Students must complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
    • Students must make satisfactory payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines and other financial obligations.

Course Requirements

  • Master of Arts in TESOL
    The degree program consists of 33 credit hours including a practicum and research project.
    Required Courses  Credits
    TSL 500 TESOL Foundations
    3
    TSL 510 Descriptive Linguistics  3
    TSL 520 Language Acquisition & Development
    3
    TSL 530 The English Language
    3
    TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education 
    3
    TSL 550 Research Methods in TESOL
    3
    TSL 565 Instructional Methods for Post-Secondary TESOL 
    TSL 570 Resources for ESOL & Content Instruction
    3
    TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
    3
    TSL 590M TESOL Practicum 3
    TSL 600 Research Project
    Total Credits Required 33 
  • Master of Arts in TESOL with Multi-Age Licensure
    The degree program consists of 42 credit hours including a research project and student teaching.
    Required Courses  Credits
    TSL 500 TESOL Foundations
    3
    TSL 510 Descriptive Linguistics  3
    TSL 520 Language Acquisition & Development
    3
    TSL 530 The English Language
    3
    TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education 
    3
    TSL 550 Research Methods in TESOL
    3
    TSL 560 Instructional Methods in TESOL 
    TSL 570 Resources for ESOL & Content Instruction
    3
    TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
    3
    TSL 590L Student Teaching 9
    TSL 600 Research Project
    EDU 518 Content Area Reading & Writing 
    Total Credits Required 42 
  • TESOL Certificate
    The certificate program consists of 15 credit hours. At least nine creates must be taken at ODU.
    Required Courses  Credits
    TSL 510 Descriptive Linguistics  3
    TSL 530 The English Language
    3
    TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education 
    3
    TSL 565 Instructional Methods for Post-Secondary TESOL 
    TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
    3
    Total Credits Required 15
  • TESOL Endorsement (PreK - 12)
    The degree program consists of 15 credit hours. You must already hold a teaching certificate/licensure and complete the following courses.
    Required Courses  Credits
    TSL 520 Language Acquisition & Development
    3
    TSL 530 The English Language
    3
    TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education 
    3
    TSL 560 Instructional Methods in TESOL 
    TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
    3
    Total Credits Required 15
  • TESOL Multi-Age Licensure
    Students seeking to qualify for the TESOL Multi-Age Licensure only (without earning the Master of Arts degree) must complete the following courses - 36 credit hours.

    Transfer credit may be accepted, but at least five courses, including TSL 500, TSL 540, TSL 560, and TSL 590L, must be taken at ODU. 

    Before applying for a license, the student must pass the appropriate Praxis II / Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) examinations.
    Required Courses  Credits
    TSL 500 TESOL Foundations
    3
    TSL 510 Descriptive Linguistics  3
    TSL 520 Language Acquisition & Development
    3
    TSL 530 The English Language
    3
    TSL 540 Cultural Diversity & Education 
    3
    TSL 560 Instructional Methods in TESOL 
    TSL 570 Resources for ESOL & Content Instruction
    3
    TSL 580 Assessment of ESOL Learners
    3
    TSL 590L Student Teaching 9
    EDU 518 Content Area Reading & Writing 
    Total Credits Required 36 

 

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