TESOL Endorsement at Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College is pleased to announce a new program leading to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement in the State of Ohio. A fully online program, the TESOL Endorsement is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and can be offered in a hybrid format for a cohort of 10 or more students.   The program consists of 18 credits hours taken through 6 courses,including a semester-long practicum that can be completed in your own classroom, within your own building or through a placement we arrange for you to work with English as a Second Language (ESL) students in the local area. 

The State of Ohio requires 100 field hours. In our TESOL Endorsement program, these hours are spread throughout the coursework and the final practicum. A passing score of 220 or higher on OAE 021 English to Speakers of Other Languages exam is required for the endorsement.

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TESOL ENDORSEMENT COURSES 

  • EML501 Sociocultural Awareness in the Classroom (3 SH)
  • EML502 Second Language Acquisition & Development (3 SH)
  • EML503 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 SH)
  • EML504 Linguistics for Teachers (3 SH)
  • EML505 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (3 SH)
  • EML512 TESOL Practicum and Seminar (3 SH)

TESOL ENDORSEMENT – COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EML501 Sociocultural Awareness in the Classroom (3 SH)

This course focuses on strategies of integrating various cultural views and patterns into the curriculum by examining materials. The course will seek to create positive attitudes by improving intercultural awareness and developing cross-cultural communication skills. This course will also include an overview of the legal decisions which impact the education of English learners in the United States. Required field hours: 15

EML502 Second Language Acquisition & Development (3 SH)

This course provides an overview of language development processes and their applicability to second language acquisition. Candidates examine how humans learn additional languages after they have learned their first and the factors contributing to the varied rates of second language acquisition The course introduces candidates to the biological, cognitive, socio-cultural, and linguistic factors that affect the second language acquisition process. Required field hours: 15

EML503 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 SH)

This course offers an analysis of ESOL instructional materials, methods, learning theories and applications for grades K-12. Development and implementation of age-appropriate materials, standards-based lesson plans and use of age-appropriate technology are integrated into the course. Ohio English Language Proficiency Standards Limited English Proficient Students (LEPs) are emphasized. TESOL Endorsement candidates will develop an awareness of techniques for instruction including strategies for teaching reading, pronunciation and vocabulary of American English. This course will emphasize process, sequence, and actual methods and strategies teachers can use to design and develop effective lessons.

EML504 EML Linguistics for Teachers (3 SH)

This course will introduce teachers to linguistic terminology and the study of linguistics including the study of English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition in children and language variation. Candidates will analyze practical applications of linguistic knowledge in an ESL/bilingual classroom situation (e.g., phonics, comparative linguistics, error analysis, corrective pronunciation, etc.) for all age groups and levels. Required field hours: 10

EML505 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners (3 SH)

This course focuses on the process of testing/assessing students' language proficiency with respect to different language skills in the language classroom and the steps involved in this process. A practical approach provides opportunities for evaluating existing tests and assessment procedures, designing test/assessment instruments, and scoring/evaluating language tests. Candidates practice analysis and interpretation of test data as it pertains to language acquisition and be introduced to the guidelines for referral and testing of English language learners with suspected disabilities. Required field hours: 10

EML512 TESOL Practicum and Seminar (3 SH)

In this practicum, the culminating experience for the TESOL program, candidates demonstrate competence and effectiveness in teaching and learning English language learners (ELLs) in daily classroom practice. The practicum experience serves to integrate program content within the authentic teaching and learning environment. The crux of the course involves formal observation, support, and evaluation during candidates’ classroom teaching with ELLs, based on specific practicum assignments that center on backward instructional planning. Required field hours: 50

Tuition is $499/semester hour. Total for 6 courses is $8,982.

A 10% tuition discount is available to teachers in all districts in Ashtabula County, Geauga County and Lake County.
A 10% tuition discount is available to all Lake Erie College Alumni.
With the 10% discount the cost of the endorsement program is $8,082, a savings of $900.

For more information, contact Katharine Delavan, Ph.D., at: