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ODU's Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is an entry-level credential for English language teaching.

The graduate certificate program follows the recommendations of TESOL, Inc., for such programs. All courses count towards the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

A student must take at least nine credits at ODU to earn the TESOL Certificate.


Admission Requirements

  • Application
    Complete an online graduate application: 

    Apply Now
  • Fee
    Pay a $25 application fee (this fee is waived for ODU alumni, military veterans and active members of the armed forces):

    Pay Application Fee
  • Transcripts
    Send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Recommendation
    Provide one letter of recommendation from a professional or academic reference to the Office of Graduate Admissions. These letters should be sent directly from the references and not by the applicant.

    Letters of recommendation can be submitted at www.ohiodominican.edu/GraduateRecommendation.

    You can click below to open an email message template, and customize it as needed when requesting a recommendation.

    Send a Letter of Recommendation Request

  • Essay
    Write an essay (500 - 700 words) that addresses your personal, academic and vocational history, career goals, and reasons for applying to Ohio Dominican's TESOL program.

Curriculum Overview

  • Complete 15 credits, at least 9 of them at ODU, to earn the TESOL Certificate.

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