To complete the ESOL endorsement, students must (1) complete all ESOL course work with a B average or higher, (2) pass the ESOL teacher licensure exam, and (3) submit a satisfactory work sample.
To complete the ESOL/bilingual endorsement, students must (1) complete all ESOL course work with a B average or higher, (2) pass the ESOL and Spanish teacher licensure exams, and (3) submit a satisfactory work sample in Spanish.
After completing these requirements, you will be eligible for adding the endorsement to your Oregon teaching license. The endorsement is for two adjacent authorization levels: early childhood/elementary; elementary/middle level; or middle level/high school.
ESOL course work
The required ESOL course work for all endorsement candidates is 18 credit hours:
- TCE 522 Racial and Cultural Harmony in the K-12 Classroom (3 credits)
- TCE 572 Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education (3 credits)
- TCE 573 Instructional Approaches for ESOL/Bilingual Education (3 credits)
- TCE 576 Partnerships and Ideologies in ESOL/Bilingual Education (3 credits)
- TCE 579 Linguistics for ESOL/Bilingual Teachers (3 credits)
- TCE 510 ESOL/Bilingual Internship (3 credits)
We ask students to start with TCE 522 and TCE 572. TCE 510 requires departmental approval at least one term in advance and can only be taken after all other course work has been completed with a B average or higher.
Courses are typically offered during the following terms, but check the Schedule of Classes for an updated list:
Before the internship, ESOL/bilingual endorsement candidates must pass the NES Spanish test.
Before applying for licensure, both ESOL and ESOL/bilingual endorsement candidates must pass the NES English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) test.
The work sample is completed in TCE 510 ESOL/Bilingual Internship. It is based on 90+ contact hours at the internship site. ESOL endorsement candidates complete the work sample in English. ESOL/bilingual endorsement candidates complete the work sample in Spanish. Please see our Program Handbook on OSU College of Education’s ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement site for more information.