Endorsement | EL-STEM

Pacific University, in collaboration with our partner school districts, will design, implement and evaluate an English as a Second Langauge (ESOL) endorsement program for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators in grades six to 12.

The goal of this STEM-focused ESOL endorsement curriculum will be to maximize the educational achievement of English language learners in STEM subjects, while also enhancing STEM educators' awareness and understanding of the needs and challenges that English language learners face in academic settings.

Funded by the federal National Professional Development grant (OELA, U.S. Department of Education Grant No. T365Z120107), application fees and tuition are fully covered for selected participants. In addition, the grant provides a $1,000 stipend to teachers who successfully complete the coursework and passing NES: ESOL licensure exam.

To become a STEM teacher and earn your ESOL endorsement at the same time, please see our MAT STEM/ESOL program.

EL-STEM Program Website



The next cohort begins June 20, 2016 and ends June 16, 2017.  The application deadline is April 15, 2016.

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Additional Information

EL-STEM Program Brochure
EL-STEM Program Poster


Catherine Kim | ELSTEM Project Director
503-352-1459 | catherinekim@pacificu.edu

Karren Timmermans | ELSTEM In-Service Cohort Coordinator
541-485-6812 | kmtimm@pacificu.edu

Kevin Carr | ELSTEM Pre-Service Cohort Coordinator
503-352-1443 | kcarr@pacificu.edu

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 1435 | teach@pacificu.edu


Program of Study: In-Service Cohort

Credit Hours

June 2016 - August 2016

ESOL-540 Language Policy in ESOL Education 2
ESOL-633 Literacy and English-Language Learners 2

September 2016 - January 2017

ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
ESOL-560 Foundations of ESOL Methods 2

February 2017 - June 2017

ESOL-550 Cultural Constructs and Diversity in ESOL Education 2
ESOL-564 Methods, Assessment & Technology 2
ESOL-574 Middle/High School Supervised Practicum (in your own school) 2

Total Credits