English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Bilingual

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Bilingual program is a 20-credit program for adding the ESOL endorsement to an existing Oregon license. Those who desire a bilingual endorsement in addition to the ESOL endorsement must document proficiency in the target language (Spanish) by achieving at least an advanced level on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). More info...

Special Education (SPED)

The Added Endorsement in Special Education Program is for currently licensed teachers wanting to add a Special Education endorsement to their license. This 36-credit program can be part of a Masters Degree in Education Program.  It is delivered in a combination of online and hybrid formats.  For information...   

Reading Endorsement

The SOU School of Education has partnered with Portland State University to offer a 24-credit reading endorsement or a 12-credit reading certificate.  Classes are delivered online.  Link to SOU ReadOregon Program

Subject Area

The following single subject endorsement areas are offered as add-ons to existing teaching licenses: Art, Drama, Music, and Physical Education.


Multiple Subjects

Adding the Multiple Subjects Endorsement packet

Adding the Multiple Subjects Endorsement to a Special Education License packet

Please contact Margaret Wright (mbwright@sou.edu, 541-552-6938) for more information.

Advisor: Jo-Anne Lau-Smith, lausmitj@sou.edu, 541-552-6925


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