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TESOL Endorsement (K-12)

A teaching endorsement program designed to equip teachers to work with students who are English language learners.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 10/21
Est. Program Length: 12 months
Course Length: 8 weeks
Cost Per Credit Hour: $350
Credit Hours: 18

Teach a Global Language. Advance Your Career.

In an increasingly connected world, students need dedicated instructors to help them build bridges in language. At Malone University, the online Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement program successfully prepares you to further your career in this specialized area of instruction.

At Malone, we integrate the highest academic standards with faith-based values. Combining a comprehensive curriculum with a Christ-centered foundation, we teach you how to bring ethical practices to everything you do.

Key topics covered by Malone’s online TESOL Endorsement include:

  • Language acquisition
  • Current research
  • ESL instruction policy
  • Assessment design
  • Implementing research-based practices
  • Language testing
  • Syntax and semantics

In addition, you’ll be required to take a practicum designed to help you gain in-classroom training with students learning English. This practicum allows you the opportunity to integrate knowledge with practice while working alongside an approved TESOL mentor. As a culminating experience, the practicum includes formal observation, evaluation, and support.

The TESOL endorsement combines the expertise of our Department of Education and Department of English. Specifically created for those who already possess an Ohio teaching license, the program serves as both an individual endorsement and cognate area for our M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (offered on campus). You may, therefore, choose to immediately begin working after graduation, or use the program as a step toward earning an additional Master’s degree.

Because the program is offered fully online, you’ll get the flexibility you need as a working professional. Classes are offered asynchronously, and let you study on a schedule that fits around your needs. You’ll take courses taught by the same qualified instructors that teach in our on-campus programs, and benefit from the same low student-to-faculty ratios and welcoming community.

This program consists of 18 Credits

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Courses and Requirements

Your curriculum. Your career.

The online TESOL Endorsement is intended to help individuals gain the training they need to professionally advance. Through a Christian lens, you’ll learn the competencies required to help students gain English language fluency.

Course of Study
EDTL 507 Foundations of Instruction for English Language Learners
EDTL 531 Teaching Methods for English Language Learners
EDTL 610 Assessment of English Language Learners
EDTL 675 Practicum with English Language Learners
EDUC/SPED 547 Language Development and Differences
ENG 525 Sociolinguistics and English Language Instruction


Admissions Requirements

Candidates for Malone’s TESOL Endorsement must submit the following:

Current Malone undergraduate students who are interested in the TESOL endorsement may be conditionally accepted into the program.

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Why Choose Malone?

Malone Online is a Christ-centered university that is recognized for its academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, career-oriented programs, and holistic approach to education.

  • Quality Rankings.

    Among its many accolades, Malone has been listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values and Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.

  • Christ-Centered.

    Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Extraordinary Leadership.

    Students work with renowned faculty, caring staff, and can take advantage of unique support programs after graduation.

Benefits of Learning Online

Pursuing an online degree means choosing to elevate your career. Online degree programs offer:

  • Flexibility

    Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.

  • Self-Paced Programs

    Spend more time with instructional materials, and adjust your learning schedule according to your needs.

  • Equal Access to Faculty

    Students who earn their degrees online study with the same excellent professors as their on-campus peers.

  • Affordability

    Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.

  • Community

    Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.

  • Enhanced Motivation

    Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.

  • Cultivated Potential

    Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.