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  News Release
The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  New Changes to ESOL Endorsement
  Released: Monday, May 4, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Effective September 1, 2009 teachers holding an Initial, Initial I, Initial II or Continuing Teaching License are required to complete an academic program in order to add the ESOL endorsement to their teaching license.

If you have completed the experience and obtained a passing score on the ESOL test PRIOR to September 1, 2009, you may add the endorsement without the academic program, even if you apply for the endorsement after September 1, 2009. You have until January 1, 2010; to apply for the endorsement with evidence you have completed your experience and passed the test prior to September 1, 2009.

Persons who have received a letter of advice pursuant to an already-issued TSPC Conditional Assignment Permit (CAP) may rely on that advice throughout the life of their CAP.

FOR BASIC, STANDARD AND FIVE-YEAR LICENSES: Nothing has changed insofar as the ESOL endorsement is required. You may add the endorsement by obtaining the experience and passing the ESOL test - an academic program is NOT required. However, you are encouraged to take an academic program.

Colleges and Universities with ESOL Programs

Concordia University
Corban College
Eastern Oregon University
George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Marylhurst University
Northwest Christian University
Oregon State University
Pacific University
Portland State University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
Western Oregon University
Willamette University


  Archived: May 11, 2009  [VC:360-1] 
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