June 17, 2009

ESOL Endorsement

Explore the principles, theories, research, and practice of second language acquisition. Upcoming cohorts.
Recent collaborating groups: Various Portland-area schools and districts.
Faculty contact: Alejandra Favela

Recent collaborating groups: David Douglas School District, Northwest Regional ESD, Vose Elementary School (Beaverton)
Faculty contact: Alejandra Favela, Sara Exposito, Cynthia Cosgrave

The ESOL Endorsement at Lewis & Clark College is designed for Oregon educators that hold an Oregon teaching license. The endorsement is a 14-semester hour course of study that explores the principles, theories, research and practice of second language acquisition. Course content includes but is not limited to cultural competency, language acquisition theory, English language development, sheltered instruction and literacy strategies, as well as federal and state mandates for schools and districts educating English Language Learners. The ESOL Endorsement is intended for teachers wishing to reinforce or learn new skills,  knowledge and dispositions to better serve ELL and their families. Course are taught by experienced faculty in the field and by adjuncts currently working in districts with diverse populations. The ESOL Endorsement is tailored to provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss issues of diversity, equity and learning in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Read a full description of the ESOL endorsement.
Find information about upcoming cohorts offered through our District-Affiliated Programs office.