Bilingual/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement

The ESOL endorsement is particularly sought after by licensed Oregon teachers who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Because the demographics of Oregon are constantly changing, the demand on teachers to have a working knowledge of English language learners is high. The teachers who earn this endorsement give themselves a significant advantage in the job market.


of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU


of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

NCAA Division II student-athletes want to see you in the stands, cheering for the Wolves

Learning outcomes

  • Prepare teachers who understand how first and second languages are acquired and developed and who apply research-based teaching and assessment practices that address the needs of English language learners in a variety of school settings
  • Prepare teachers who foster a classroom climate that is inclusive of all diversity and who understand the influence of culture on students’ learning process and academic achievement
  • Prepare teachers who are knowledgeable about polices related to the education of English language learners and who collaborate with colleagues, administrators and families to meet their learners’ needs

Career opportunities

  • General K-12 education
  • Language immersion education
  • Special education instructor
  • Social services case worker
  • Non-profit organization employee



Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8409 | | RWEC 222


Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8636 | | RWEC 223


NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8929 | | RWEC 126


Assistant Professor, Coordinator ESOL and Bilingual Education, Education & Leadership
503-838-9285 | | RWEC 221

QUESTIONS - Bilingual ESOL endorsement

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Phone: 503-838-8409