MA ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements

Massachusetts ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements

In Massachusetts, this program leads to an endorsement in English as a Second Language, PK-6 or 5-12. You will be eligible for an ESL endorsement at the same level of your current Massachusetts teaching certificate (either grades PK-6 or 5-12)


1) Content Exam: MTEL English as a Second Language (54)

You must pass this exam to be recommended for an ESL endorsement.


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

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

Practicum: All WGU students in an ELL program must complete a 30 hour practicum. If you wish to receive either a grades PK-6 or 5-12 endorsement, you need to do your practicum at either the PK-6 or 5-12 level. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Massachusetts

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Massachusetts Teaching Certificate



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