Reading Specialist & English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Dual Endorsement Program

The Reading Specialist and ESOL or ESOL/bilingual endorsements may be obtained simultaneously by completing 26 semester credits comprising of core courses and practica. Candidates who earn the Reading Specialist and ESOL endorsements will be qualified to teach reading to students pre-kindergarten through grade twelve and English-language learners within the authorization level by completing 22 semester credits of core courses and 4 semester practicum credits for each endorsement area. Additionally, candidates must pass the state-approved Reading Specialist and ESOL tests, and submit required portfolios or case studies. Those seeking the ESOL/bilingual endorsement will need to achieve a level of High/Intermediate on the ACTFL oral language exam.

In order to qualify for the Reading Specialist and ESOL or ESOL/bilingual dual endorsement, 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.

Curriculum

Section Core Requirements for All Authorizations Credit Hrs
RDNG-642 Reading Assessments and Techniques
3
RDNG-632 Perspectives on Reading
2
EDUC-633 Literacy & English-Language Learners
2
RDNG-650 Leadership for Literacy
2
RDNG-645 Developing Literacy in the Content Areas
2
ESOL-540 Language Policy in ESOL Education
2
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers
3
ESOL-550 Cultural Constructs and Diversity in ESOL Education
2
ESOL-560 Foundations of ESOL Methods
2
ESOL-564 ESOL Methods, Assessment and Technology
2
  Early Childhood/Elementary Authorization Courses  
RDNG-630 ECE/ELEM Supervised Practicum
1
RDNG-631 ECE/ELEM Case Study Practicum
1
ESOL-572 ECE/Elem Supervised Practicum
2
  Middle Level/High School Authorization Courses  
RDNG-635 ML/HS Supervised Practicum
1
RDNG-636 ML/HS Case Study Practicum
1
ESOL-574 ML/HS Supervised Practicum
2
  Pre-K-12 Authorization Courses and Practica  
RDNG-638 Multi-level Supervised Practicum
1
RDNG-639 Multi-level Case Study Practicum
1
ESOL-576 Multi-level Supervised Practicum
2
 
Total credits
26

Admissions Information

Application Requirements
Graduate Online Application

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Testing Information

Contact

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435

Contact Person: Krisha Hall, Admissions Counselor and Data Manager
Email: krisha@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1436

Contact Person (Eugene): Sandy Ludeman, ESOL/Reading Endorsement Program Coordinator (Eugene)
Email: lude4154@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812

Contact Person (Forest Grove): Catherine Kim, ESOL Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Email: catherinekim@pacificu.edu
Phone:503-352-1459