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ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement - Practicum Application Information

In order to request an ESOL practicum, you must be admitted to the program, have a full Tk20 account, and completed all coursework prior to the term in which you want to do your practicum. 

Request a practicum by completing the ESOL/Bilingual Practicum Signup form. Do this one term in advance of when you plan to do your practicum in order to allow time to arrange for a university supervisor, and for a placement, if needed.

Practicum deadlines

  • April 15For fall term practicum, beginning late September
  • October 1 For winter term practicum, beginning early January
  • January 10For spring term practicum, beginning late-March or early April

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 ESOL endorsement for at least two years.

ESOL Practicum Application