Demand for teachers with capabilities to teach bilingual and English language learners continues to grow in Oregon, according to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Education. Demographics within our schools are changing. Soon all teachers will have some English language learners in their classrooms, and you will need to be prepared.
Whether you are an experienced educator or are preparing to teach for the first time, the increase in the number of school administrators seeking education professionals with an ESOL endorsement, makes this a great time to differentiate your skill-set.
The ESOL program is designed for P-12 licensed educators. If you seek to further support English language learners, the ESOL endorsement will enhance your expertise in language acquisition, cultural considerations, assessment, curriculum development, instruction and program evaluation. Graduate prepared to teach at the early childhood and elementary school levels or at the middle and high school levels.
Marylhurst ESOL Endorsement graduates continue to be driving forces of change, responding to growing cultural and language diversity within local classrooms. Discover the coursework that prepares you to teach bilingual and English language learners:
While earning an ESOL Endorsement, you’ll be asked to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following learning outcomes:
- Language: Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the major concepts, theories and research related to the nature and acquisition of language. Exhibit the ability to construct learning environments that support ESOL and bilingual student language and literacy development.
- Culture: Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct learning environments that support ESOL and bilingual students’ cultural identities, language and literacy development.
- Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction: Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of standards-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing and managing ESL and content instruction. Specifically, exhibit competency in classroom organization, teaching strategies for developing and integrating language skills and choosing and adapting classroom resources.
- Assessment: Understand issues of assessment and use standards-based assessment measures with ESOL and bilingual students.
- Professionalism: Demonstrate knowledge of ESL teaching history in contrast to new instructional techniques, research results, advances in the ESL field and public policy issues. Support and advocate for ESOL and bilingual students and their families, working collaboratively to improve the learning environment.
- Technology: Use information technology to enhance learning and foster personal and professional productivity.
For endorsement programs, you are able to apply to start four times a year, with classes beginning fall, winter, spring and summer terms. You may also choose to add an ESOL endorsement to your standard Master of Art in Teaching or Master of Education degree plan.
If you have any questions about this endorsement, connect with our Office of Admissions by requesting more information or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.