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Graduate ESOL Endorsement Program

Graduate ESOL endorsement

Oregon has a growing percentage of linguistically and culturally diverse K-12 students.* Linfield's graduate English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement program is designed to assist K-12 educators and administrators in meeting the needs of English learners and emergent bilinguals to decrease the achievement gap.

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Program features:

  • 14-semester hour credits with 90-hour practicum
  • 16-month program
  • Courses offered at district locations
  • Cohort model

*37.6% per Oregon Educator Equity Report, 2018

Program cost:

  • Tuition per credit: $690
  • District discount: Linfield may be able to provide a “district discount” for 10 or more employees from a single district. Please contact Linfield’s Graduate ESOL Endorsement Program Director, Dr. Tonda Liggett at 503-883-2236 or for more details.


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How to apply

Program requirements:

  • An undergraduate bachelor's degree
  • A valid teaching or administrator license

Application checklist:

  1. Submit your application
  2. A $50 application fee is due to Linfield with your application

Application deadlines:

  • Priority admission deadline for summer start: June 1
  • Priority admission deadline for fall start: August 1


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