MD ESL Endorsement Certification and Exam Requirements

Maryland Master of Arts in English Language Learning Certification and Exam Requirements

In Maryland, this program leads to an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages Pk-12

Content ExamPraxis 5362, English to Speakers of Other Languages (Previously, Praxis 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.


Pedagogy Exam: Praxis 5205, Teaching Reading: Elementary

All candidates applying for certification after 9/1/2019 must pass this exam prior to certification.

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


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Maryland

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Maryland Teaching Certificate




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