English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
Pacific University's College of Education ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement program prepares you to meet the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements for an add-on endorsement to your teaching license. The courses are available in both online and face-to-face formats.
- Students will base their practice on an understanding of theory and research related to second language acquisition.
- Students will function from a knowledge of cultural diversity and the impact of diversity on learning, including historical backgrounds and current legislation.
- Students will be able to use a variety of effective teaching methods, including helping English language learners make the transition from sheltered-English or native-language instruction to mainstream classrooms.
In order to qualify for the English for Speakers of Other Languages or ESOL/Bilingual endorsement, both 15-credit programs, candidates must hold a current Initial or Continuing Teaching License endorsed for the regular classroom or special education, or be enrolled in a pre-service program leading to an Initial Teaching License endorsed for the regular or special education classroom. Candidates work toward the ESOL or the ESOL/Bilingual endorsement in one of two authorization areas: Early Childhood/Elementary Education or Middle School/High School Education. Candidates completing a practicum experience at an ECE or Elem and a MS or HS level will qualify for a PreK-12 ESOL endorsement.
|Section||Core Courses||Credit Hrs|
|ESOL-440/ ESOL-540||Language Policy in ESOL Education||
|ESOL-444/ESOL-544||Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers||
|ESOL-450/ESOL-550||Cultural Constructs and Diversity in ESOL Education||
|ESOL-460/ESOL-560||Foundations of ESOL Methods||
|ESOL-464/ESOL-564||ESOL Methods, Assessment, and Technology||
|EDUC-633||Literacy and English-Language Learners||
|ESOL-472/ESOL-572||ECE/Elem Supervised Practicum||
|ESOL-474/ESOL-574||MS/HS Supervised Practicum||
|ESOL-476/ESOL-576||Multilevel Supervised Practicum||
Candidates must complete a portfolio as a requirement of the practicum. In addition to completing the coursework and practica above, candidates must pass the required licensure test for ESOL endorsement. Beginning September 4, 2012, the National Evaluation Series (NES) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (http://www.orela.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/NT507_TestPage.html) test is the test preferred by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The last administration of the ORELA ESOL Examination is June 9, 2012.
In addition to all of the above requirements, candidates seeking the ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement must achieve a score of Intermediate High or above in a target language on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview.
ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement with Study Abroad
ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement candidates may also meet the requirements for these endorsements by taking a study abroad course and completing the ESOL endorsement coursework as shown below:
|Section||Study Abroad (One course from the list below)*||Credit Hrs|
|EDUC-467G/SPAN-467G||Practicum in Tapalpa||
|EDUC-555||Special Topics: Cultural and Language Immersion, Guatemala||
*For other study abroad courses that may be eligible for these endorsements, check with the ESOL program
coordinator for approval.
** Two of the ESOL endorsement courses, ESOL 450/550 (Cultural Constructs and Diversity in ESOL Education) and EDUC 453/633 (Literacy and English-Language Learners), may be waived for those who take a study abroad course that is approved by the ESOL program coordinator.
For More Information
Contact Person (Eugene): Karren Timmermans, ESOL Program Coordinator (Eugene)
Contact Person (Forest Grove): Catherine Kim, ESOL Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Phone: 503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 143