Scholarship for Bilingual Teachers

Are you a bilingual educator who is eager to participate in DL-focused professional development? OSU can help. Being of exceptional service to your emergent bilingual students is important to us.

Grant program for teaching English learners

Through a federally-funded U.S. Department of Education grant, you can take online courses to earn the 9-12 graduate-level credits from Oregon State University required for your Dual Language specialization.

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

 

Contact

Nelly Patiño-Cabrera

TEAMS Grant Coordinator & Instructor
nelly.patinocabrera@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1814

TEAMS program details

Bilingual teachers, who hold an ESOL endorsement, are eligible to earn their Dual Language Specialization. Oregon State University will cover tuition costs.

As TEAMS participants, you will all learn together as a group, referred to as a TEAMS “cohort”, taking all Dual Language Specialization classes online (9-12 credits over a year). As a TEAMS participant, you will have the opportunity to work with other current K-12 dual language teachers from across the state.

As a TEAMS participant, you will take Ecampus online-only courses, focused on the professional development needs of licensed educators who are teaching in a Spanish-English dual program. Our online model for classes allows current bilingual teachers from across the state, more time to fit the coursework into their professional lives. The online courses are delivered by OSU Ecampus, a national leader in online education.

One key priority of the TEAMS project is to develop teachers’ knowledge and skills in family and community engagement. Each bilingual teacher will participate in an education-focused community event.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity! Oregon State University 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.


  

Focus on ELs, not tuition

Tuition costs will be covered by grant funds for three ESOL/DL courses.

  

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.


Dual Language Specialization Course Sequence

Bilingual licensed teachers with a current ESOL Endorsement are eligible to earn their Dual Language Specialization. All coursework is completed online.

 

Teachers who earned their ESOL Endorsement more than 5 years ago are required to take 12 credit hours (4 courses):

ED 560: Changes in ESOL Education (offered in summer term 2020)

Explores recent developments in education for K-12 emergent bilingual students, examining changes in theory, policy, and instructional practices. Practice-based projects draw on new language acquisition theories to address both language and content-knowledge development.

Coursework intended for K-12 teachers who earned an ESOL endorsement five years or more prior, as well as those with equivalent background knowledge. Students who earned an ESOL endorsement more than five years ago must complete this course as part of Dual Language Specialization coursework. May also be taken by students not intending to earn a Dual Language Specialization.

ED 570: Biliteracy Instruction (offered in the fall term 2020)

Explores literacy development in Spanish and English. Examines differences in literacy development across the two languages, as well as pedagogical approaches that leverage students’ home language and literacy practices. Explores equity and bias in classroom language practices. Taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required to enroll in this course, as it will be conducted bilingually.

ED 571: Multilingual Linguistics (offered in winter term 2021)

Explores linguistic categories: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse. Focuses on academic language development and teaching implications for emergent bilingual students in Spanish-English K-12 dual language programs. Taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required to enroll in this course, as it will be conducted bilingually.

ED 510: Dual Language Internship (offered in spring term 2021)

It is a supervised field experience of at least 90 hours in a dual language program. We require that it include significant teaching practice in Spanish. It should be completed after all other coursework.

 

Teachers who earned their ESOL Endorsement less than 5 years ago are required to take 9 credit hours (3 courses):

ED 570: Biliteracy Instruction (offered in the fall term 2021)

Explores literacy development in Spanish and English. Examines differences in literacy development across the two languages, as well as pedagogical approaches that leverage students’ home language and literacy practices. Explores equity and bias in classroom language practices. Taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required to enroll in this course, as it will be conducted bilingually.

ED 571: Multilingual Linguistics (offered in winter term 2021)

Explores linguistic categories: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse. Focuses on academic language development and teaching implications for emergent bilingual students in Spanish-English K-12 dual language programs. Taught bilingually in Spanish and English. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is required to enroll in this course, as it will be conducted bilingually.

ED 510: Dual Language Internship (offered in spring term 2021)

It is a supervised field experience of at least 90 hours in a dual language program. We require that it include significant teaching practice in Spanish. It should be completed after all other coursework.

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.

 

Contact

Nelly Patino-Cabrera
TEAMS Grant Coordinator & Instructor
patinocn@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1814


Instructions- How to Apply

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

  • Already hold an  ESOL endorsement.
  • Be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Steps to apply:

PROGRAM DATES

June 2020–August 2021 (TEAMS members take one course per academic term. Exceptions may apply.) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • April 5 (If you earned your ESOL endorsement more than five years ago)
  • April 15 (If you earned your ESOL endorsement fewer than five years ago)