The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement coursework at Xavier University is an 18 graduate credit hour program. Three semester hours of an approved phonics course from undergraduate studies can be applied toward the endorsement.Transcript reviews are completed for each student to determine course requirements. In addition to courses, 50 hours of documented field hours are required. Field hours are distributed across grade levels and are documented on Xavier University time sheets and signed by the supervising teacher or principal.

TESOL Endorsement (K-12)* Requirements:

  • EDRE 269/569 Phonics and the Foundations of Literacy - 3 cr. hrs. (15 field hrs.)
  • EDEL 650 Foundations of TESOL 3 cr. hrs. (10 field hrs.)
  • EDEL 651 Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) 3 cr. hrs. (10 field hrs.)
  • EDEL 652 Culturally Responsive Teaching 3 cr. hrs. (5 field hrs.)
  • EDEL 653 Effective Assessment Practices for English Language Learners- 3 cr. hrs. (10 field hrs.)
  • EDEL 654 Aspects of Language and Sociolinguistics 3 cr. hrs.
  • Pass the OAE English to Speakers of Other Languages /021. For additional information, please the official NES website.

To register for an upcoming advising and information session, please see the Graduate Events and Information Sessions page.

M.Ed. - Master of Education

Students can pursue a Master's degree in TESOL in addition to the endorsement. The Master's degree requires 30 graduate credit hours. Students take twelve more hours: nine hours of professional foundation courses and three elective credit hours to complete the degree. Classes are available on main campus or offsite locations.

Application Process

If you are pursuing a TESOL endorsement only, the following documents are required: Xavier graduate application, official copy of college transcripts, and a copy of your teaching license. For candidates pursuing the M.Ed. degree, the MAT or GRE test is required. All materials are sent to the Xavier University Office of Graduate Admission.

*Curriculum is subject to change.