The Dual Language specialization focuses on enabling Oregon's kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) teachers to effectively educate students in dual language settings. OSU’s Dual Language specialization follows a standards-based curriculum, addressing the six domains specified in Oregon Administrative Rule 584-420-0630:
In addition to being recognized by state teacher licensing agencies, including Oregon, dual language education is an academic discipline drawing from linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, multicultural education, education policy, and program administration.
Applicants are not required to take a Spanish proficiency exam to apply to the certificate. However, applicants need advanced or upper-intermediate Spanish language skills to succeed in the coursework. To add the specialization to a license, teachers must receive an evaluation of “Advanced” or “Upper-Intermediate” on either the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) or ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - Computer (OPIc).
English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.
Applicants need to complete a fillable PDF form with additional program-specific questions. To apply, please contact Karen Thompson, at [email protected].