Scholarship for teaching English learners and dual language students

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Closed

Grant program for teaching English learners

Take advantage of this unique opportunity

Through a federally-funded U.S. Department of Education grant, you can take online courses to earn the 9-21 graduate-level credits from required for your ESOL Endorsement or Dual Language specialization. Oregon State University will cover tuition costs.

Referred to as TEAMS (Teachers Educating All Multilingual Students), this program provides you the opportunity to take a leadership role and make a positive difference in the lives of emergent bilingual students.

OSU will partner with eight school districts to support teachers in obtaining their ESOL endorsement and/or Dual Language Specialization. 

 

Contact

Nelly Patiño-Cabrera

TEAMS Grant Coordinator & Instructor
[email protected]
541-737-1814

TEAMS program details

Current in-service and pre-service teachers are eligible to earn their ESOL endorsement and/or Dual Language Specialization.

As TEAMS participants, you will all learn together as a group, referred to as a TEAMS “cohort”. 

All courses (9-21 credits) are fully-online through highly ranked OSU Ecampus. These courses focus on the professional development needs of licensed educators who are teaching English learners and bilingual students. Our online model allows current teachers from across the state to fit the coursework into their professional lives. 

OSU provides bilingual educators with high-quality professional development that addresses the Dual Language State Standards all dual language teachers must meet, which go far beyond proficiency in a second language.

One key priority of the TEAMS program is to develop teachers’ knowledge and skills in family literacy engagement. Each bilingual teacher will participate in a literacy-focused community activity.

  

Focus on ELs, not tuition

All tuition costs will be covered by grant funds for ESOL/DL coursework.

  

Learn from renowned faculty

Courses are developed and taught by faculty members in OSU's College of Education.

  

Network with like-minded peers

Share common challenges and strategies with other pre-service teachers and other educators from around the state.


8 partnering districts

OSU will partner with eight school districts to support teachers in obtaining their ESOL endorsement and/or Dual Language Specialization. 

School district

Contact

Beaverton School District

Emily Grant Molina, [email protected] 
503-356-3789

Bend-La Pine School District

Kinsey Martin, [email protected]
541-355-1026

Corvallis School District Marcianne Rivero Koetje, [email protected]
541-760-4523
Greater Albany School District Jessica Dionne, [email protected] 
541-704-2376
Hood River School District Bill Newton, [email protected]
541-587-5015
Portland School District Ruth Tucker
[email protected]
Springfield Public Schools Bryan Reed, [email protected]
541-514-1196
Woodburn School District 

Chrissy Chapman, [email protected]
503-981-2708

 

 

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Closed

 

PROGRAM DATES

June 2022 – Dec 2023 (TEAMS members take one course per academic term. Exceptions may apply)

Bilingual Educators

Before you apply, make sure you meet the following requirements. To be eligible for the Dual Language scholarship, teachers must:

  • Be bilingual in Spanish and English
  • 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.
  • Have access to a Dual Language classroom 

Steps to apply:

Review the ESOL/DL Program handbook

 

All Other Educators 

Licensed educators - Before you apply, make sure you meet the following requirements. To be eligible for the ESOL scholarship, in-service teachers must:

  • Hold a valid teaching license (Preliminary, Professional Legacy or Teacher Leader licenses). 
  • Have access to a classroom with ELs.

Steps to apply:

 


Course sequence: Pathways for OSU coursework about educating emergent bilingual students

 

Pathway 1:
ESOL Endorsement

Pathway 2:
Dual Language Specialization for candidates WITHOUT a current ESOL Endorsement in Oregon
Pathway 3:
Dual Language Specialization for candidates WITH a current ESOL Endorsement in Oregon 
ED 522 Racial and Cultural Harmony in the K-12 classroom (summer)
  • ED 522 Racial and Cultural Harmony in the K-12 classroom (summer)
  • ED 572 Foundations of ESOL Education (summer)

If ESOL endorsement was  earned 5+ years prior:

  • ED 560 Changes in ESOL  Education (Summer)
ED 572 Foundations of ESOL Education (fall)

ED 570 Biliteracy Instruction (Fall) Bilingual Course

ED 570 Biliteracy Instruction (Fall) Bilingual Course

ED 579 Linguistics for teachers (winter)

ED 571 Multilingual Linguistics for Teachers (winter) Bilingual Course

ED 571 Multilingual Linguistics for Teachers (winter) Bilingual Course

ED 573 Instructional  Approaches of ESOL Education (spring)

ED 573 Instructional  Approaches of ESOL Education (spring)  

ED 576 Partnerships and  Ideologies in ESOL Education (summer)

ED 576 Partnerships and  Ideologies in ESOL Education (summer)  

*ED 510 Internship 
(Typically offered all terms)

*ED 510 Internship 
(Typically offered all terms)
*ED 510 Internship 
(Typically offered all terms)

 

*Currently licensed teachers working in a school can complete ED 510 Internship course in their current classrooms without having to take a leave.

Requirement for Bilingual Teachers

  • Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. Some of the courses will be conducted bilingually.
  • 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.