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ESOL Endorsement for Preservice Students

MAT with ESOL Endorsement*

Possessing an ESOL endorsement early in your teaching career can provide a significant benefit to you as you seek jobs and prepare to work with diverse students and families in schools.

*An ESOL endorsement-only program is available for current teachers.


Program Overview

Master of Arts in Teaching with Preliminary Teaching License and ESOL Endorsement
Total credit hours: 50
Program start date: June
Program length: 15 months
Program director: Erin Ocón

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The MAT with ESOL Endorsement program allows beginning teachers to earn an ESOL endorsement alongside your MAT degree in a 15-month program. The cost of the ESOL endorsement can be covered by the same financial aid package that covers your MAT degree.

You will complete the practicum for the ESOL endorsement during the regular school year, in the same building where you do your main student teaching. This model enables you to have your endorsement in hand in time for fall hiring and you will build strong connections in the school community where you are placed.

Below is a chart that shows how the MAT with ESOL Endorsement program compares with the MAT only program.

  MAT MAT with ESOL Endorsement
Degree Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Arts in Teaching
License

Oregon Preliminary Teaching License

Oregon Preliminary Teaching License

Endorsements

Elementary—Multiple Subjects

OR

Secondary, single subject

Elementary—Multiple Subjects

OR

Secondary, single subject

AND

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Credits 40 semester hours, full time only 50 semester hours, full time only
Student teaching school site

No placement restrictions. You will be placed in a school in the  Portland Metro area.

Placed in a school in the Portland Metro area with high percentage of English language learners (ELL).

Practicum/internship

The entire school year (nine months) is generally spent with one classroom of students.

Additional student teaching experience with students in other classrooms is also provided.

The entire school year (nine months) is generally spent with one classroom of students.

Additional student teaching experience with students in other classrooms is also provided.

A separate ESOL practicum experience is required, which will occur in the same school as your regular placement.

Length of program 13-14 months. Program ends June or July. 15 months. Program ends in August.
Tests and Performance Assessment
Tests are required prior to application for Preliminary Teaching License. A performance assessment (edTPA) is also required. Tests are required prior to application for Preliminary Teaching License. An additional test will be required for the ESOL Endorsement. A performance assessment (edTPA) is also required.