Those completing the M.Ed. in TESOL and hold a valid teaching license for Ohio may also want to add the TESOL endorsement to their teaching license. The endorsement has an 18-hour course requirement and 50 hours of documented field hours in the area of English Language Learning. Master degree candidates may work on their degree and the endorsement simultaneously. After completion of the course requirements for the endorsement, the State of Ohio requires that the candidate take the Ohio Assessment for Education English to Speakers of Other Languages /021 and receive a passing score to have the endorsement added to a valid license. Information regarding testing dates, location sites, and sample questions for the OAE may be found on the Ohio Assessment for Educators website. http://www.oh.nesinc.com
The following courses are currently required by the State of Ohio for the TESOL Endorsement:
The following core courses fulfill Master of Education requirements but are not required to complete TESOL endorsement. They can be taken at any time within the six-year limit. Students take the Comprehensive Exam related to the three core courses during the last semester of graduate course work.