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Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Ohio State University

48 months
36430 USD/year
33502 USD/year
11508 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at The Ohio State University is one of seven undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning that provides students the training needed to become a teacher. 


The structure and content of the Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at The Ohio State University is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to become effective leaders and advocates for social justice in the field of education. Each program is led by world-renowned faculty, staff and graduate associates who oversee the progress of each individual pre-service teacher as he or she progresses through an intense program of study. Upon completion of the program, students will also obtain initial licensure to work with English language learners in K–12 school teaching settings in Ohio. 

Program objectives

Through their course and field work, students will:

  • Use their understanding of children’s and adolescents’ characteristics and needs and of multiple interacting influences on children’s and adolescents’ development and learning to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for all children and adolescents.
  • Know about, understand and value the importance and complex characteristics of children’s and adolescents’ families and communities. 
  • Know about and understand the goals, benefits and uses of assessment. 
  • Integrate their understanding of and relationships with children/adolescents and families; their understanding of developmentally effective approaches to teaching and learning; and their knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all children and adolescents.

Possible careers

TESOL graduates may seek teaching positions in grades K–12 at U.S. public and private schools. Since the State of Ohio has high standards for teacher preparation, graduates could potentially be hired as teachers anywhere in the United States. Given the depth of the curriculum and the breadth of the field experience and student teaching requirements, TESOL graduates may also seek teaching opportunities in other educational settings, including post-secondary institutions, community/non-profit organizations, and intensive English programs.

In addition, the TESOL degree can be useful for seeking a variety of positions outside the United States to teach English as a foreign language (EFL). English-language teachers abroad work in both state-sponsored and private educational institutions, as well as through U.S. and international organizations that hire individuals to teach English in various countries. 

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The TESOL teacher education major provides students with the preparation necessary to teach in grades K–12 leading to licensure in the state of Ohio. The components of this major have been designed to meet state and national standards, licensure requirements, and General Education (GE) requirements at Ohio State.  
  • The curriculum provide students a multi-disciplinary foundation in subjects relevant to teaching English learners in grades K–12 and numerous opportunities to experience, learn and reflect on effective pedagogy across multiple grade levels. 
  • This pathway emphasizes disciplinary content knowledge in linguistics, literacy, English and foreign languages; TESOL methods and assessment courses; and educational foundations courses focusing on child or adolescent development and the psychological and social foundations of education.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36430 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33502 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11508 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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