Search Google Appliance

ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement - Admissions

Applications are now open! By submitting a single application in our new College Net application system you will be considered for admission by your program as well as by Portland State University. This new web based application system will allow you to input your personal information, upload materials, and track your application status from any online location. See application requirements below for more information.

If you plan to earn your 22-credit ESOL endorsement through PSU, you will need to apply using our College Net application.

If you just want to take ESOL courses for your own professional development or for updating your license, you do not have to be formally admitted.

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a strong academic record.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Hold a current teaching license
  • Application deadlines are:
      February 15 for spring term
      May 15 for summer term
      August 15 for fall term
      November 15 for winter term

    Faculty will review your applications only after all materials have been received. After the application review is complete, you will be notified of your official admission status.

    Other considerations:

    • If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at Portland State, please submit a completed GO-19 Form. You do not need to complete an additional PSU application.
    • Unofficial transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your unofficial transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review what constitutes an unofficial transcript.
      Note: Once admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.
      Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records. You will need to upload this completed form in lieu of uploading unofficial transcripts.
    • Those students whose first language is not English and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the United States are required to take TOEFL. An official TOEFL score must be sent directly to Portland State from the Educational Testing Services. Required minimum: 550/600. For more information, contact Educational Testing Services at

    NOTE: All students admitted to or taking courses in the ESOL/bilingual endorsement program must comply with the Graduate School of Education Student Behavior and Performance Guidelines.