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Southern Oregon University

The ESOL and ESOL/Bilingual Endorsements are accredited endorsements for Oregon licensed teachers who seek K-12 teaching positions in bilingual education or ESOL programs (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The ESOL Endorsement Program consists of eight courses. Those who desire a bilingual endorsement in addition to the ESOL Endorsement must document proficiency in the target language (Spanish) by achieving at least an advanced level on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Designed for educators with full-time teaching loads, the program offers:

  • flexible sequence of courses
  • evening courses
  • V-TEL courses (distance learning) 
  • large selection of summer courses