IA ESL Endorsement Requirements

Iowa ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements

In Iowa, this program leads to an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL), K-12

1) Content Exam: Praxis 5362, English to Speakers of Other Languages

OrIf passed prior to September 1, 2016Praxis 5361, English to Speakers of Other Languages


You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

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 Iowa

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to an Iowa Teaching Certificate





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