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The ESOL Graduate Certificate and Dual Language Graduate Certificate programs start in summer term or fall term. Applications are now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applications for Summer 2024 start will be open in March 2024.


The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement Program at Oregon State University focuses on helping Oregon's pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (PK-12) teachers learn how to effectively work with students who are learning English as an additional language. If you are bilingual in English and Spanish you can earn an ESOL endorsement and a Dual Language specialization at the same time. 

Currently Licensed Teachers 

  • Currently licensed teachers can earn the OSU Graduate Certificate, a professional certificate offered through OSU’s Graduate School. All coursework is completed online. 

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) teachers can earn the Dual Language Graduate Certificate, a professional certificate offered through OSU’S Graduate School. All coursework is completed online. 

  • For more information about the ESOL Graduate Certificate

  • For more information about the Dual Language Graduate Certificate

  • ESOL/DL Scholarship for teachers 

    • Earn a scholarship and become an expert in ESOL and/or Dual Language teaching. Make a positive difference in the lives of English learners and bilingual students. Apply by April 3, 2024.

    • How to apply and details:


MAT Clinically-Based elementary and MS in Education Students 

Students enrolled in the MAT Clinically-Based Education program or the MS in Education program can complete the coursework to obtain the ESOL Endorsement with their license. Students enrolled in these programs are not eligible to receive the ESOL Graduate Certificate or Dual Language Graduate Certificate. 


Education Double Degree Students

Students enrolled in the Education Double Degree program on the Corvallis campus can complete the ESOL Endorsement coursework. At the end of the Education Double Degree coursework and ESOL coursework, students will have the ESOL Endorsement added onto their Preliminary teaching license. All courses are delivered in hybrid format - a mix of online instruction and face-to-face meetings. Education Double Degree students are eligible to take Dual Language Specialization courses. (*Contact our staff for approval.) 


OSU-Cascades MAT students and Inservice teachers

Students enrolled in the MAT program on the OSU-Cascades campus can complete the coursework required to obtain their ESOL Endorsement. Classes are held in-person on the Cascades campus.

Cascades-area teachers who wish to add the ESOL endorsement to their current Oregon teaching license may combine OSU-Cascades and Ecampus online coursework.


Contact Information

ESOL/Dual Language Endorsement Lead

[email protected]