The English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement Program at Oregon State University focuses on helping Oregon's pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (PK-12) teachers learn how to effectively work with students who are learning English as an additional language.
Our Ecampus classes are specifically designed for currently licensed teachers to earn the ESOL endorsement as an addition to the Oregon teaching license.
The course work is based on six core domains from the Oregon Administrative Rules:
- Language – Apply language acquisition theories and research, as well as knowledge of language as a system, to improve ESOL and bilingual students’ abilities to use English for social and academic purposes.
- Culture – Apply major concepts and research related to the nature and role of culture to construct supportive learning environments for ESOL and bilingual students.
- Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction – Use ESOL appropriate instructional practices and strategies that integrate standards-based English language proficiency (ELP) and content-area objectives.
- Assessment – To inform instruction, effectively implement a variety of standards-based assessment tools and techniques that demonstrate an understanding of assessment issues for ESOL and bilingual students.
- Professionalism – Demonstrate a willingness and ability to serve as professional resources, advocate for ESOL and bilingual students, and build partnerships with students' families.
- Technology – Use technology to enhance learning and professional productivity.
Grant for teachers of English learners
Oregon State received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to partner with five school districts – Beaverton, Bend-La Pine, Corvallis, Greater Albany and Springfield – to support teachers in obtaining their ESOL endorsement. Read more »
This unique program - TEAMS (Teachers Educating All Multilingual Students) – provides teachers the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of English learners and bilingual students in their school and community. If you’re currently teaching in one of the five partner districts, visit our TEAMS webpage to learn more.
Stacey Lee, program coordinator