The ESOL program is designed for P-12 licensed educators who seek to further develop expertise in language acquisition, cultural considerations, assessment, curriculum development, instruction and program evaluation for multilingual students. Individuals will be prepared to teach at the early childhood and elementary school levels or at the middle and high school levels.
For detailed application instructions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Education Non-Degree Application
- Official, sealed transcripts from each college or university where a degree was earned
- Statement of intent
- Fingerprint verification
- Copy of current teaching license
Candidates considering applying to the ESOL endorsement program may take 6 credits before admission with the permission of the Department of Education.
Program Learning Outcomes
The program outcomes for the ESOL endorsement educator concentration are from TSPC requirements (OAR 584-065-0100) for advanced licensure. Students must demonstrate proficiency in all areas to earn an ESOL endorsement.
- Language: Candidates know, understand and use the major concepts, theories and research related to the nature and acquisition of language to construct learning environments that support English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and bilingual students’ language and literacy development and content area achievement.
- Culture: Candidates know, understand and use the major concepts, principles, theories and research related to the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct learning environments that support ESOL and bilingual students’ cultural identities, language and literacy development and content area achievement.
- Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction: Candidates know, understand and use standards-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing and managing ESOL and content instruction, including classroom organization, teaching strategies for developing and integrating language skills and choosing and adapting classroom resources.
- Assessment: Candidates understand issues of assessment and use standards-based assessment measures with ESOL and bilingual students.
- Professionalism: Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the history of ESOL teaching. Candidates keep current with new instructional techniques, research results, advances in the ESOL field and public policy issues. Candidates use such information to reflect upon and improve their instructional practices. Candidates provide support and advocate for ESOL and bilingual students and their families and work collaboratively to improve the learning environment.
- Technology: Candidates use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity.