English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The Division of Teacher Education offers endorsements in ESOL and Bilingual/ESOL. The program leads to an add-on endorsement to an Oregon teaching license and can be completed in three ways: by itself, or in conjunction with an undergraduate program or graduate program.
ESOL Undergraduate / Post Bacc Program:
Undergraduate Advising Packet, Program Plan and Contract
ESOL Graduate Program:
Graduate Advising Packet, Program Plan and Contract
Announcements about testing
Candidates for the ESOL endorsement are required to pass the NES ESOL exam. Further information about the test can be found on the ESOL test registration page. A free online test preparation course is available via https://online.wou.edu/. To register, login to Moodle using the WOU Portal and your PawPrint username and password. Select the "All Courses" link and search for ESOL NES.
Requirements for the Bilingual/ESOL endorsement are the same as the ESOL endorsement except that to be endorsed as Bilingual/ESOL a candidate must show language proficiency by completing at least 6 credits upper division foreign language coursework (i.e., 300 level or above) or by passing the TSPC- approved exam. For Spanish Language, the required exam is the Spanish NES (National Evaluation Series) exam. Further information about the test can be found on the Spanish test registration page. Additional Requirements:
If you are interested in pursuing the Bilingual/ESOL Endorsement in Spanish, learn more about the Bilingual Teacher Program.
The Bilingual Teacher Initiative recruits, retains and recognizes bilingual students in teacher preparation programs at WOU. A variety of support services and opportunities are offered students pursuing the Bilingual/ESOL Endorsement, who are known as Bilingual Fellows. Click here to learn more.
To download a copy of the Bilingual/ESOL Program flyer, click here.
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