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elementary education

Teach Elementary

Linfield offers an elementary education major with licensure that prepares you to teach preschool and elementary grades. You’ll graduate from Linfield with both a bachelor’s degree and an Oregon preliminary teaching license with an elementary – multiple subjects endorsement.

You also have the option of adding an English Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement to your teaching license by completing the ESOL requirements. The ESOL endorsement prepares you to work with English language learners and families in bilingual and non-bilingual settings. It also qualifies you to work as an English language development specialist.

Elementary education major with Licensure requirements:

For an elementary education major with licensure:

  • admission to teacher preparation program
  • EDUC 150, 230, 240, 270, 302, 305, 401, 402, 448, 449, 450, 491, 492, 496, 497
  • EDUC 275 or MUSC 312 or HHPA 381 and Math 135 and 136
  • TSPC required exams
  • OSP/FBI criminal history clearance
  • Education department requirements

Elementary education major with licensure and ESOL endorsement requirements:

For an elementary education major with licensure and ESOL endorsement:

  • Completion of all requirements for elementary education major with licensure (see above)
  • EDUC 245, 250, 340
  • TSPC required ESOL exam
  • Specific ESOL student teaching requirements

Check out this advising handout for assistance in planning out your courses!