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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Supporting multilingual students and their learning!

The Programs in TESOL offer professional training to students planning to teach English as a foreign language in a variety of settings:

Time to Complete: Each course is offered once a year in Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits:

Cost: Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar's website.

Program Highlights

Multilingual students in the US and abroad benefit from faculty who are trained in second language pedagogy and take into account who their students are. During the TESOL program, you will learn how to teach and engage multilingual learners.


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M.ED. Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy Development – TESOL Specialization

Course Title Credits
EDC 500 Diversity in Educational Setting 3 Credits
EDL 506 Second Language Learning Pedagogy 3 Credits
EDL 507 Instructional Methods in TESOL 3 Credits
EDL 508 Applied Linguistics for Teachers 3 Credits
EDL 509 Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom 3 Credits
EDL 510 Pedagogical Grammar 3 Credits
EDL 573 Practicum in TESOL 3 Credits

TESOL Endorsement Required Courses

Course Title Credits
EDL 406/506 Second Language Learning Pedagogy 3 Credits
EDL 407/507 TESOL Methods and Materials 3 Credits
EDL 408/508 Applied Linguistics for Teachers 3 Credits
EDL 409/509 Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom 3 Credits
*EDL 373/573 Practicum in TESOL 3 Credits
*EDL 373/573 may be waived.

TESOL Certificate Required Courses

Course Title Credits
EDL 406/506 Second Language Learning & Pedagogy 3 Credits
EDL 407/507 TESOL Methods and Materials 3 Credits
EDL 408/508 Applied Linguistics for Teachers 3 Credits
EDL 409/509 Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom 3 Credits
EDL 410/510 OR
EST 573
Pedagogical Grammar OR
Practicum in TESOL
3 Credits

Admission Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission to Cleveland State University
  2. One official copy of transcripts from all institutions where you obtained a bachelor’s degree;
  3. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above is required if degree is less than 1-5 years, GPA 3.0 if degree is over 6 years.

International Students: Must obtain a TOFEL score of 65 (interest-based) or 525 (written exam), or equivalent in IELTS or ITEP proficiency tests. Students will have the opportunity to take ESL courses in the English Language Institute at CSU to improve their skills. Completion of the advanced level with a grade of 80% or above in CSU’s Intensive Language Program. Students with extended teaching experience may petition to waive EDC 500 & EST 573.

Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for the Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

For more information, visit https://levin.csuohio.edu/te/teaching-english-speakers-other-languages-tesol

For program information contact:

Elena Andrei, Ed.D.
DREAM Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education
Cleveland State University
2485 Euclid Avenue, JH 302
Cleveland, OH 44115
216.687.2148
e.andrei@csuohio.edu

Learning Methodology

Students can take classes at their own pace. Students can take 1 course or 2-3 courses per semester.


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Faculty

TESOL programs employ a faculty consisting of both practitioners and professor each accorded equal status.


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