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Master of Education (MEd) - ESOL Endorsement

The English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) endorsement offered through the master of education (MEd) program on the University of Portland campus advances teachers' abilities to provide assessment, instruction, and evaluation of English language learners.

For details about the MEd program application requirements, please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage. Questions about enrolling should be directed to Anne Rasmussen at or 503.943.8257.

MEd ESOL Endorsement Requirements - 36 hours

MEd Core Requirements - 15 hrs
ED 550 Professional Growth and Development (3 hrs)
ED 551 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
ED 555 Teacher as Researcher (3 hrs)
ED 558 Educational Research for Improved Student Learning (3 hrs)
ED 598 MEd Capstone Project (3 hrs)

MEd ESOL Endorsement Specialty Requirements - 21 hrs
ED 504 School, Parent, and Community Relations (3 hrs)
ED 507 Dual Language Education (3 hrs)
ED 509 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESOL (3 hrs)
ED 510 Linguistics (3 hrs)
ED 581 Language, Literacy, and Culture (3 hrs)
ED 569 ESOL Practicum P-12 (3 hrs)
ED 5XX Elective (3 hrs)

Course descriptions are available in the University of Portland Bulletin.

Note: The ESOL endorsement is also offered as a post baccalaureate certificate and a post master’s certificate.

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