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Students seeking to qualify for the TESOL Multi-Age Licensure only (without earning the Master of Arts degree) must complete 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. 

Admission Requirements

  • The same admission requirements as those for the Master of Arts in TESOL. 

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Curriculum Overview

  • Complete 36 credits, at least 15 of them, as indicated above, at ODU, to earn the TESOL Multi-Age Licensure.

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Teacher and Principal Professional Licensure Information

The following Ohio Dominican University teacher licensure programs satisfy the academic requirements for teacher licensure programs at the Bachelor’s degree and Post-Baccalaureate level set forth by the State of Ohio:  Art Education, Primary Education, Intervention Specialist (mild to moderate, moderate to intensive), Middle Childhood Education, Adolescence to Young Adult (Chemistry Education, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science). The following Ohio Dominican University teacher licensure programs satisfy the academic requirements for teacher licensure at the Master’s degree level set forth by the State of Ohio: TESOL, Intervention Specialist.  The principal licensure program at Ohio Dominican University satisfies the academic requirement at the Master’s level set forth by the State of Ohio.

ODU graduates who complete one of these programs are eligible to sit for the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators exam. Ohio teacher licensure and principal licensure applicants must complete a background check. Detailed licensure information is available at the Ohio Department of Education website.

All of the Ohio Dominican teacher programs and principal program are accredited by both the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Students who wish to teach or be a principal in a state other than Ohio should contact the program director/advisor to discuss the need to satisfy additional requirements for that state.

To find out whether a program satisfies requirements from your home state, please visit the ODU Licensure & Certification Programs and State Requirements page.