English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

Designed 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. What cohorts are happening now?

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

Program Details

Lewis & Clark’s ESOL Endorsement Program is designed for the unique needs of practicing professionals. Coursework is offered in the evenings, on weekends, during the summer, online (rural areas) and on-site in a school district. Classes are small and emphasize individual attention as well as the opportunity to learn and work collaboratively with fellow teachers and school leaders. View additional program details on our Teacher Education website.

Total credit hours: 14 (12 hours plus a 2 hour practicum)
Program length:
 Full-time or part-time classes (weekend, evening, and summer). Part-time classes (weekday evenings), averaging 2 years of study. Participants can expect to dedicate 3-5 hours outside of class toward their studies, which may vary due to the pace of the participant, weekly assignments, etc.
Program start:
 September, January, or June.
 the current program of study in the course catalog

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

Current and Upcoming Cohorts