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Here in the College of Education at Oregon State University, we understand that there is uncertainty around COVID-19 and around the immediate status of our programs. We are here to provide you with a quality education whether remotely or completely online with Ecampus. Whether you’re just looking, have applied, have been admitted or are currently enrolled, we welcome you to contact us with questions or concerns. Please know that we are committed to your success and safety.

Contact:
Tiffany Palaniuk, ESOL/Dual Language program lead
[email protected]

Right now OSU employees are working remotely. Please email us rather than calling until further notice.

Dual Language Specialization

Dual language is a form of bilingual education. The goal of dual language programs is for K-12 students to become academically proficient in two languages. Dual language programs are also referred to as dual immersion or two-way immersion programs because classrooms are generally comprised of approximately half native English speakers and half native speakers of the other target language.

The Dual Language Specialization Program at Oregon State University is designed to assist preservice and licensed teachers in developing knowledge, skills and abilities in dual language instruction in order for them to effectively help K-12 students, who are learning in bilingual or dual language classrooms, improve their bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural competencies.

Our program was approved by Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) on January 18, 2018. To begin, we are offering Ecampus online-only courses, focused primarily on the professional development needs of licensed educators who are already teaching in a K-12 Spanish-English dual language program or hope to do so.

For many years, we have offered a strand of our ESOL Endorsement Program fully-online and specifically geared to the needs of practicing teachers in Oregon. The Dual Language Specialization Program builds on this experience, the resources of OSU’s award-winning Ecampus, and strong partnerships with districts throughout the state.

 

Who is eligible to take Dual Language Specialization courses? 

 

CURRENTLY LICENSED TEACHERS

Currently licensed teachers can take our online coursework in the Dual Language Specialization through our Ecampus online platform 

Currently licensed teachers working in a dual language school can complete ED 510: Dual Language Internship/Practicum in their current classrooms without having to take a leave

To add the Dual Language Specialization to your current Oregon teaching license, you must receive a passing score on the Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Assessment for Dual Language Specialization. TSPC has set the passing score at Advanced-Mid or higher in the language the applicant is seeking to add to the license. 

 

MAT-CLINICALLY BASED ELEMENTARY AND MS IN EDUCATION STUDENTS 

Students in the MAT-Clinically Based Elementary and MS in Education programs will need to take the ESOL Endorsement coursework (18 credits) and Dual Language Specialization coursework (additional 3 credits) and will receive the Dual Language Specialization and ESOL Endorsement simultaneously 

To add the ESOL Endorsement and Dual Language Specialization to your initial teaching license, you must successfully pass the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) National Evaluation Series test and the Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Assessment for Dual Language Specialization. TSPC has set the passing ACTFL score at Advanced-Mid or higher in the language the applicant is seeking to add to the license. 

 

EDUCATION DOUBLE DEGREE STUDENTS 

Students in the Education Double Degree program will need to take the ESOL Endorsement coursework (18 credits) and Dual Language Specialization coursework (additional 3 credits) and will receive the Dual Language Specialization and ESOL Endorsement simultaneously 

To add the ESOL Endorsement and Dual Language Specialization to your initial teaching license, you must successfully pass the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) National Evaluation Series test and the Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Assessment for Dual Language Specialization. TSPC has set the passing ACTFL score at Advanced-Mid or higher in the language the applicant is seeking to add to the license. 

 

OSU-CASCADES MAT STUDENTS and inservice teachers

OSU-Cascades MAT students are eligible to take the Dual Language coursework if they are also receiving the ESOL Endorsement and are in good academic standing in the Cascades MAT program.

To add the Dual Language Specialization to your current Oregon teaching license, you must receive a passing score on the Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Assessment for Dual Language Specialization. TSPC has set the passing score at Advanced-Mid or higher in the language the applicant is seeking to add to the license.  

 

Contact Information

Tiffany Palaniuk
ESOL/Dual Language Endorsement Lead
Email [email protected]