Endorsement | ESOL

The ESOL endorsement program prepares licensed teachers to meet the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements for an add-on endorsement to your teaching license. It also can be combined with a Pacific University College of Education master's degree program.

  • Students will base their practice on an understanding of theory and research related to linguistics and 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 related to ESOL/Bilingual education policies
  • 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

Prospective Students

In order to qualify for the English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement, a 15-credit program, 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.

Program Components

Candidates must complete all course work and practicum requirements. In addition to 90-logged hours, candidates complete a portfolio to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the TSPC ESOL standards. Additionally, candidates must pass the required licensure test for ESOL endorsement (ORELA-ESOL). The passing score is 220.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will base their practice on an understanding of theory and research related to linguistics and 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 related to ESOL/Bilingual education policies. 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.

More Information

The ESOL endorsement program is offered online with a reduced tuition rate. Please contact the program coordinators for details.

ESOL Program Handbook (pdf)

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Contact

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 143 | teach@pacificu.edu

Karren Timmermans | ESOL Program Coordinator, Eugene
541-485-6812 | kmtimm@pacificu.edu

Catherine Kim | ESOL Program Coordinator, Forest Grove
503-352-1459 | catherinekim@pacificu.edu

Section

Core Courses

Credit hrs

ESOL-440/ESOL-540 Language Policy in ESOL Education 2
ESOL-444/ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
ESOL-450/ESOL-550 Cultural Constructs and Diversity in ESOL Education 2
ESOL-460/ESOL-560 Foundations of ESOL Methods 2
ESOL-464/ESOL-564 ESOL Methods, Assessment, and Technology 2
ESOL-570 Bilingualism and Biliteracy Development 2
OR
ESOL-580 Pedagogical Grammar of English 2
ESOL-476/ESOL-576 Supervised Practicum 2

ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement with Study Abroad Opportunities

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 below:

Section Study Abroad (one course from below*) Credit hrs
EDUC-467G/SPAN-467G Practicum in Tapalpa 3
EDUC-555 Special Topics: Cultural and Language Immercian, Guatemala 2-4

*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.