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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


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Add a TESOL Endorsement in One Year

Miami's TESOL Endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) prepares PK-12 educators to work effectively with English language learners. Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address the linguistic, cultural and academic issues facing English language learners and their teachers in schools.

Contact Info

Robin Schell, (she/her/hers)

Assistant Teaching Professor/TESOL Coordinator

McGuffey Hall 400H

210 E. Spring Street

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-6443

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Facts and Stats

Teachers with TESOL Training are in High Demand.

  • 100%+ Increase of English language learners in the past ten years in Ohio Schools.


  • In our increasingly diverse society, teachers need specialized knowledge and skills to create equitable educational opportunities for students. It really is not an option – our future depends on the children we are educating today. The Graduate TESOL endorsement certificate program at Miami provides in-service teachers the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare them to meet the challenge of teaching English learners in their own classroom or as TESOL specialists.

    TESOL faculty, Miami University

Curriculum and Courses

The TESOL endorsement is a four-course sequence designed to meet the needs of practicing teachers who work with English Language Learners or who would like to become an ESOL teacher. It prepares PK-12 educators to work effectively with English learners (ELs). Our courses provide real-world understanding and practical strategies to address linguistic, cultural, and academic issues facing ELs and their teachers in schools.

  • EDT 612: TESOL in PK-12 Culture, Policy, and Second Language Acquisition
  • EDT 614 :TESOL in PK-12 Instructional Theory and Practice
  • EDT 616: TESOL in PK-12 English Literacy Development
  • EDT 618: TESOL in PK-12 Current Issues in TESOL

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking the TESOL endorsement only should apply for Continuing Non-degree status with the Graduate School and should contact Robin Schell to sign up for the endorsement. Practicing teachers who are already enrolled in a Miami master’s program may enroll in the TESOL endorsement by contacting Robin Schell.

Additional Opportunities

  • Online classes

    In-service teachers can add the graduate TESOL endorsement in one calendar year by taking mostly online courses and working with students in their own classrooms or school.

  • TEAM Scholarship

    The Teacher Education Access at Miami (TEAM) Scholarship provides a discount on graduate tuition and fees for Ohio PreK-12 Educators.

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  • Scholarship Opportunity

    Through the Department of Education ¡PELEA! Fight! grant, Miami University provides scholarships to teachers in Cincinnati Public and other schools served by the Hamilton County Educational Services Center. Scholarships are awarded through an application process.

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