FL ESL Endorsement Certification and Exam Requirements

Note: The Florida Bureau of Educator Certification requires that those seeking to add additional subject coverages or endorsement areas to their current teaching certificates apply for the additional certification area before completing coursework and/or testing leading to that additional certification.  The Bureau will issue an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility to the applicant outlining requirements for the new area, thus ensuring that the applicant follows the correct path to certification.  


In Florida, this program leads to an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12


WGU Program Required Exam: a) Praxis 5362, English to Speakers of Other Languages 

You must pass this exam, or a WGU Program Requirement exam previously accepted for the English Language Learner program, in order to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification. 


Florida Content Exam: FTCE ESOL K-12 (047)

This exam is required for licensure.


Practicum: All WGU students in an ELL program must complete a 30 hour practicum. If you wish to receive a K-12 endorsement, you need to do your practicum at the K-12 level. 

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Florida

Registering for Praxis Exams and Registering for FTCE Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

Applying for your Florida Teaching License






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