English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

Off-campus and online courses provide educators with flexible ways of earning their ESOL endorsements. 


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 Endorsement program graduate






Lewis & Clark’s ESOL Endorsement Program is designed for the unique needs of practicing professionals. Coursework is offered in the evenings, during the summer, and in online and/or hybrid formats. Using an off-campus format allows us to offer reduced tuition for these courses. View additional program details on our Teacher Education website. View the current program of study in the course catalog. Contact us at eocon@lclark.edu to learn more. 

Current Off-campus Offerings: 

Fall 2021: 

ESOL 607: Language Acquisition and Development, Online. Zoom sessions on Thursdays 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18,12/2 and 12/16 with additional online work in-between.

ESOL 601: Strategies and Materials for Teaching ELLs, Online. Zoom sessions on Tuesdays 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 with additional online work in-between.

Apply to the program or register as a special student to join

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