Adding Endorsement Instructions
Applying to TSPC to Add an ESOL, Reading Intervention, or Special Education: Generalist Endorsement
STEP 1—Program Completion Checklist
Do not proceed to STEP 2 until you have verified in WebAdvisor that all endorsement course grades have been posted and that your official test results have been received by Lewis & Clark.
Begin the process of applying once the following requirements are completed:
- You have been admitted to the ESOL, Reading Intervention, or Special Education: Generalist program.
- Contact the Graduate Admissions office about completing the admissions process.
- Grades for all endorsement courses, including waivers and transfers, have been posted to your Lewis & Clark College transcript and show in WebAdvisor.
- You have passed the TSPC-required NES or PRAXIS Subject Assessment tests and scores show in WebAdvisor.
- If you did not select Lewis & Clark as a score recipient, contact the Graduate Admissions office for instructions on submitting your official score report.
STEP 2—Requesting the TSPC Program Completion Report (PCR)
Do not complete STEP 2 until you have verified in WebAdvisor that all endorsement course grades have been posted and that your official test results have been received by Lewis & Clark.
Submit the on-line Request for Oregon Licensure Recommendation (ROLR) form.
- Once received, licensure staff will work with program faculty to verify that you have completed all requirements for the added endorsement and will submit an electronic Program Completion Report (PCR) to TSPC.
- Licensure staff will email you to confirm that the PCR has been submitted to TSPC. Staff will use the email address you list on the ROLR form—be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so that the email won’t end up in your spam folder.
- You will also be able to view a copy of the PCR in your eLicensing account under the “Documents” tab.
Steps 3-5: AFTER receiving from L&C confirmation that the PCR has been submitted to TSPC…
STEP 3—Application to TSPC
Complete an eLicensing application with TSPC, including paying the required fees.
- Background Check: As part of the application process to TSPC, TSPC staff will conduct a background check including: A Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) check, a National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Clearinghouse for Educator Discipline check, and, in some circumstances, an internet or social media search.
STEP 4—Transcripts for TSPC
Request an official transcript to be sent to TSPC from the Graduate Registrar’s office at Lewis & Clark College and from any other colleges or universities from which you transferred credit for your endorsement program. Your transcripts should show all courses required for the endorsement, including course grades.
STEP 5—Official Test Scores and Results for TSPC
When you registered for your NES and/or PRAXIS tests, your scores were automatically sent to TSPC. TSPC evaluators will contact you after you apply if they need additional test results.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO APPLY TO TSPC TO ADD THE ENDORSEMENT?
TSPC’s rules allow candidates 3-years to apply for their license, endorsement, or specialization following completion of a program. If it has been more than 3-years since completion, candidates will need to meet with a Lewis & Clark Graduate School faculty advisor to determine whether additional course work, testing, and/or field experiences are required, including admission into the current program.
WHOM DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT MY PROGRAM?
The faculty program directors are:
- ESOL, all programs: Erin Ocón
- Reading Intervention: Erin Ocón
- Special Education: Generalist: Kimberly Campbell
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES IN THE MAT WITH ESOL PROGRAM
The ESOL courses that you have taken are a required part of your MAT degree program. Because the courses are required for your degree, depending on their contracted bargaining agreement with teachers, your employing school district might not count be able to your ESOL courses toward the MAT+ step(s) on their salary schedule for teachers.
(This does not typically apply to candidates in the PESOL program as not all of the ESOL courses are required as part of the MAT degree—some of the PESOL courses are taken outside of the requirements for the MAT degree, so will often meet a district’s requirements to count toward the MAT+ step(s) on their salary schedule for teachers.)