Teacher Education

TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Programs in TESOL at Cleveland State University offer professional training to students planning to teach English as a foreign language in a variety of settings

  • M.Ed in TESOL in order to teach overseas, at community college ESL programs, or private schools
  • Endorsement in TESOL added to an existing Ohio teaching license and teach in the public school system
  • TESOL certificate that will allow them to teach EFL abroad or teach ESL local programs from immigrants and refugees
 
PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

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PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS:

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

Learn about the nature of language and the psychological processes involved in first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition; Develop awareness of the process of language variation and change in different social environments; Increase knowledge and sensitivity to cultural diversity; Apply past and current theories of second language acquisition in the L2 classroom; Develop skills to implement current teaching methods in L2 education; Improve their ability to prepare L2 materials using available technology

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: 

Graduate students:

  • Application for Graduate Admission and $30 application fee;
  • One official copy of transcripts from all institutions where you obtained a bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above is required if degree is 1+, GPA 3.0 if degree is 6+

Non-native speakers of English: 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.

 


 

 


 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
TESOL Certificate (15 credits): Acquaints students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. CSU offers both an Undergraduate and Graduate certificate in TESOL. All courses are cross listed and can be taken at either the undergraduate level or the graduate level.

15 credits

EDL 406/506: Second Language Learning Pedagogy – 3 credits

EDL 407/507: Instructional Methods in TESOL – 3

EDL 408/508: Applied Linguistics for Teacher – 3 credits

EDL 409/509: Assessment and Evaluation in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom – 3 credits

EDL 410/510: Pedagogical Grammar – 3 credits

 
TESOL Endorsement (15-21 credits): students must complete all 7 TESOL specialization course and pass one OAE content exam, English to Speakers of Other Languages. This options is only available to individuals who already have a valid Ohio state provisional, professional, or permanent teaching certificate or license.

15-21 credits

EDC 500: Diversity in Educational Settings – 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

M. ED. Curriculum and Instruction – Literacy Development – TESOL Specialization (32 credits)
TESOL Specialization Courses

21 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

 

Core Educational Courses Topics

14 credits

Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits required)

EDB 612: Curriculum Theory and Instruction – 3 credits

Educational Research and Technology (5 credits required)

EDB 601: Educational Research – 3 credits

ETE 501: Technology Strand – 2 credits

Human Development (3 credits required)

EDC 501: Child Development – 3 credits

ALD 605: Psychology of the Adult Leaner – 4 credits

EDB 620: Psychology of the Adolescent Leaner – 3 credits

EDB 628: Psychology of Learning and Instruction – 3 credits 

Social Foundations (3 credits required)

EDB 604: Social Issues and Education – 3 credits

EDB 606: Philosophy of Education – 3 credits

EDB 608: School and Society in the American Past – 3 credits

EDB 609: Comparative and International Education – 3 credits

Exit requirement: In conjunction with your TESOL coordinator, students will choose an exit requirement from the following that best fits their professional interests.

  • Comprehensive examination
  • Project
  • Thesis

 


 

 

TESOL Courses Offerings

Fall

Spring

Summer – Odd Years

Summer – Even Years

EDL 406/506

EDL 409/509

EDL 406/506

EDL 408/508 – WEB

EDL 407/507

EDL 410/510 – WEB

EDL 407/507 – WEB

EDL 409/509 – WEB

EDL 408/508 – WEB

 

 

EDL 410/510 – WEB

*all classes are face-to-face unless otherwise noted

** EST 375/573 available every semester upon request

 

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