ESL/Bilingual Endorsement - Practicum Application Information
You are eligible to apply to do your ESL practicum if you have been admitted to the program and will have completed all coursework requirements prior to the term in which you want to do practicum. Practicum applications are due at least one term in advance; deadlines are:
For fall term practicum, which begins in late-September
For winter term practicum, which begins in early January
For spring term practicum, which begins in late-March or early April
All candidates applying for practicum must complete and return the Practicum Application Form by the deadline date.
Portland State University makes necessary arrangements with a cooperating “master teacher” and school/district for any teacher who requires a placement. Every effort is made to accommodate placement preferences; however, we seek other options if no placements are available in preferred districts or schools.
Teachers doing practicum in their own classrooms must also identify someone within their school or district to serve as a “master teacher.” The master teacher must have held an Oregon ESL endorsement for at least two years, and must complete and return the Master Teacher Application Form. Duties and responsibilities of the master teacher are described on pg. 2 of the form.