Provides K-12 ESOL and Bilingual ESOL credential for licensed Oregon teachers. Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) identifies standards aligned to the Bilingual/ESOL educator endorsement.
The program is aligned to these standards but will not culminate in an educator endorsement as it targets support school personnel and other interested education professionals.
Both programs join a large portfolio of nationally accredited educator programs in the College of Education at Western Oregon University.
Must hold a valid Oregon teaching license or be working towards your Master of Arts in Teaching license to obtain the endorsement.
This program prepares teachers to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students in mainstream, sheltered, bilingual, and English Language Development (ELD) classrooms.
As the demographics of the state change and the language minority population increases, teachers need to be prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Teachers with bilingual/ESOL education credentials are in high demand and are usually first to be hired by school districts with high CLD populations. This program prepares teachers to work effectively with CLD students in mainstream, sheltered bilingual and English Language Development (ELD) classrooms.
The Bilingual Teacher Program 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. Learn more.
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