Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Language teachers know how challenging it is to learn a new language. That's why the TESOL master's program emphasizes the importance of high quality English language instruction while also respecting the diversity and multiculturalism of English language learners.


of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams.


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30 credit hours are required for the master's degree, consisting of 9 hours in professional foundation courses, 3 hours of electives and 18 hours for the TESOL Endorsement.

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Students can pursue a Master's degree in TESOL in addition to the endorsement. The Master's degree requires 30 graduate credit hours.

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TESOL program is part of the School of Education in the College of Professional Sciences.

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The Master of Education in TESOL combines the required courses for an Ohio endorsement with the foundational courses for a master's degree from Xavier, providing English language teachers a strengthened foundation in professional knowledge and experience combining the latest theories and practice.

Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses. The locations include:

  • Covington Catholic High School in Northern Kentucky.
  • Middletown Fenwick High School north of Xavier.
  • Wilmington High School, northeast of Xavier.
  • Oak Hills High School west of Xavier.
  • Amelia Middle School east of Xavier.
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