Graduate Education Endorsement Programs (ESOL or SPED)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement:
This is a one-year graduate add-on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) graduate endorsement program. This program is designed to assist K-12 educators and administrators in meeting the needs of English learners and emergent bilinguals.
Special Education Generalist Endorsement:
This is a one-year graduate add-on special education generalist endorsement. This is a graduate-level program option for licensed teachers who wants to teach in elementary or secondary special education settings. Upon successful completion of the program, teachers meet the requirements for a special education generalist endorsement (K-12) in Oregon.
Applying for the Graduate ESOL and SPED Endorsement
- An undergraduate bachelor's degree
- A valid teaching or administrator license
- Completed Online Application
- $50 application fee
Graduate ESOL and SPED Application Priority Deadlines
The graduate-level SPED and ESOL Endorsement programs have rolling admission until the start of classes. We recommend that students try and complete their application by the priority application date for their intended start term, in order to have time to register for classes and purchase their books.
APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINES
Degree completion + SPED
The SPED Endorsement with degree completion program has rolling admission until the start of classes. We recommend that students try and complete their application by the priority application date for their intended start term, in order to have time to register for classes and purchase their books.
Application Priority Deadlines
Matriculation Fee: Students seeking a degree through Online and Continuing Education are required to pay a $100 matriculation fee. These fees are non-refundable after classes begin each term.
READMISSION TO LINFIELD UNIVERSITY
An Online and Continuing Education (OCE) student must apply for readmission if they want to return to Linfield after being away from the university for two years or more. A readmitted student is responsible for consulting their academic department regarding changes to the curriculum and also must meet the most recently approved requirements for any program that is accredited or licensed. The student must meet the degree or certificate completion requirements from an eligible catalog which has not expired at the time of the student’s degree or certificate completion. When degree, major and/or minor requirements have changed, the major department has the right to specify the catalog year(s) available to the student. A returning student who is requesting readmission to Linfield but to a new program with specific entrance requirements is not guaranteed admission to that program.
The application for readmission includes:
- A Readmission of a Former Student Application form available online at linfield.edu/admission.
- Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended after leaving Linfield University.
- A returning student who left the university after being suspended must appeal their academic standing in addition to completing the readmission application. See policy on Academic Suspension Appeals.
While the university typically reviews all applications for returning students, it is recommended that students complete the readmission application by the priority application deadlines:
RIGHT TO RESCIND ADMISSION POLICY
A disciplinary matter or criminal conviction, whether occurring prior to the time of application, while the application is under review, or after the admission decision has been made, may affect the University’s decisions regarding admission, enrollment, or course of study. Linfield University reserves the right to rescind admission or enrollment in such circumstances. In addition, because offers of admission and enrollment are based upon a record of academic achievement, Linfield reserves the right to rescind admission or enrollment upon receipt of a final high school transcript or most recent college transcript reflecting a significant decline in academic performance or showing that specific program prerequisites have not been met. Finally, if an application misrepresents any information, for any reason, admission or enrollment may be rescinded at the University’s discretion.