Endorsement | ESOL/Reading Dual

The Reading Specialist & ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual endorsement program is available to candidates who hold a current Initial or Continuing Teaching License endorsed for the regular classroom or special education, or who are enrolled in a pre-service program leading to an Initial Teaching License endorsed for the regular or special education classroom.

These endorsements may be obtained simultaneously through 26 semester credits of courses, including 22 semester credits of core courses and four semester practicum credits for each endorsement area. Candidates must pass the state-approved Reading Specialist and ESOL tests, as well as submit 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.

Candidates who earn the endorsements will be qualified to teach reading to students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and English-language learners within the authorization level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students develop an understanding of the language learning process and deepen their knowledge of the issues involved for students of all ages as they learn English as an additional language. Students also learn how to serve as Title I or reading specialists in their schools and districts. Student learn how to carry out the curricular, instructional, assessment-related, supervisory and staff-development roles and responsibilities that are the typical duties of the Title I or reading Specialist. Students are also prepared to work with children who speak a language other than English as their primary language.

More Information

ESOL Program Handbook (pdf): Updated as of September 2015
Reading Endorsement Handbook (pdf): Updated as of September 2015


Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

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

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

Director, School of Learning & Teaching
Associate Professor of Education


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-653 ECE/ELEM Supervised Practicum 2
ESOL-572 ECE/Elem Supervised Practicum 2
Middle Level/High School Authorization Courses
RDNG-654 ML/HS Supervised Practicum 2
ESOL-574 ML/HS Supervised Practicum 2
Pre-K-12 Authorization Courses and Practica
RDNG-655 Multi-level Supervised Practicum 2
ESOL-576 Multi-level Supervised Practicum 2
Total Credits 26