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Off-Campus Endorsement Offerings

The Center for Community Engagement works collaboratively with Oregon school districts to bring our complete endorsement program coursework to you. We currently offer Language and Literacy and ESOL/Bilingual Education endorsements on-site in Oregon school districts. These offerings are available to all school districts within Oregon.

Students in endorsement programs can take any mix of on- and off-campus courses based on their preferred location and/or scheduling factors. Course work and expectations are the same regardless of whether the course is taught on campus or off campus.

Endorsement Programs

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Bilingual Endorsement
undefinedDesigned for educators holding an Oregon teaching license, this program explores the principles, theories, research, and practices relevant to the needs of students acquiring English as a second or additional language.

Program components are tailored to give participants the opportunity to grapple with issues involving diversity, educational equity, and English-language learning. ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement program details are available on our Teacher Education website.

“This program has changed the way I teach. I am now more aware of my students’ individual needs. I use a variety of teaching strategies throughout the school day, and I have a greater focus on their home lives.”
- K-12 teacher and ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement program graduate

Language and Literacy: Reading Endorsement
undefinedBuilt on the belief that language, in all its richness of form and function, is the foundation from which effective literacy evolves, our Reading Endorsement program applies a dynamic view to reading and writing instruction.

The program’s theoretical base owes much to the work of Nancie Atwell, Donald Graves, Ellin Keene, Louise Rosenblatt, Frank Smith, and others who maintain that reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all language processes. We take an integrated and holistic approach to the teaching of these skills. Reading Endorsement program details are available on our Teacher Education website.

“I learned new practical elements for my practice and have a deeper awareness of my own reading.”
- K-12 teacher and Reading Endorsement program graduate

Why Choose Lewis & Clark Endorsement Programs?

  • Designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals and rural communities – we come to you!
  • Reduced tuition rate.
  • Small classes emphasize individual attention, collegiality, and discussion.
  • We will tailor the coursework to meet the specific needs of your district.
  • All endorsement coursework is degree-applicable and may be applied toward the inservice M.Ed. programs at Lewis & Clark Graduate School.
  • Our program is T.S.P.C.-approved and includes some of the requirements for the Professional Teaching License.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Current Cohorts

For information about current cohorts in school districts around Oregon, please see our Current Cohorts web page.

Online cohorts
We offer an online cohort for our ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement during the school year. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Interested in bringing one of these endorsements to your district or wish to discuss other professional development opportunities? Please contact us:

Sherri Carreker, Director
Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
carreker@lclark.edu
503-768-6122 (office)
503-768-6115 (fax)

Erin Houlihan, Administrative Coordinator
Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
cce@lclark.edu
503-768-6040 (office)
503-768-6045 (fax)