Off-Campus Endorsement Programs

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 MEd programs at
    Lewis & Clark Graduate School.


The Center for Community Engagement works collaboratively with Oregon school districts to bring our complete endorsement program coursework to you. We offer Reading Intervention and ESOL Education endorsements for licensed educators, both online and on-site in Oregon school districts. All are welcome to join either cohort and receive this reduced tuition, even if they are not employed in the district where the cohort is located. 

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.
View current and upcoming cohorts

Endorsement Program Offerings

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
The endorsement prepares teachers to work as an ESOL specialist at the Pre-K through Grade 12 levels, or to better support English Language Learners in their classroom. This program explores the principles, theories, research, and practices relevant to the needs of students acquiring English as a second or additional language. We also offer an online cohort for our ESOL Endorsement during the school year. Click here to learn more

Reading Intervention Endorsement
The endorsement prepares teachers to work as a Reading Interventionist at the Pre-K through Grade 12 levels, or as a Literacy Coach. Within each course, students explore literacy, effective instruction, the culture of our classrooms, and ways to differentiate for a wide variety of learners. The program is rooted in the theoretical idea that reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all language processes. We take an integrated and holistic approach to the teaching of these skills. Click here to learn more 

Current Cohorts

Upcoming Cohorts

Interested in bringing an Endorsement Program to your district?

Please contact:
Erin Ocón, Inservice Program Director
Department of Teacher Education

Shanta Calem, Administrative Specialist
Department of Teacher Education