The ESOL endorsement focuses on enabling Oregon's kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) teachers to effectively educate students who are learning English as an additional language.

Oregon State University's ESOL endorsement follows a standards-based curriculum, addressing the six domains specified in Oregon Administrative Rule 584-420-0360: 1) Language; 2) Culture; 3) Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction; 4) Assessment; 5) Professionalism; and 6) Technology.

In addition to being recognized by state teacher licensing agencies, including Oregon, ESOL is an academic discipline drawing from linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, multicultural education, education policy, and program administration.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests


English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements
  • Applicants need to complete a fillable PDF form with additional program-specific questions. To apply, please contact Karen Thompson at [email protected].

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline

30 days before the first day of classes

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)