NY ESL License and Exam Requirements

New York ESL License and Exam Requirements


Important Information:  The purpose of WGU’s Endorsement Preparation for English Language Learning (ENDELL) and Master of Arts in English Language Learning (MAELLP12) programs in New York is to enable students to earn a regionally accredited master’s degree (or to complete graduate-level studies in the case of ENDELL).

Candidates will not become eligible for New York certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages by completing the WGU program alone.  Additional coursework outside WGU will always be required for certification.

ELL Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
New York Content Exam: NYSTCE English to Speakers of Other Languages CST (022) You must submit passing scores for this exam before requesting recommendation for licensure from the WGU Licensure Department.
WGU Program Requirement Praxis 5362, English to Speakers of Other Languages


Praxis 5361, English to Speakers of Other Languages

One of these WGU Program Requirements must be passed before applying for graduation.
Pedagogy Exam Requirement Educating All Students Test (EAS) Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.


Practicum: All WGU students in an ELL program must complete a 30 hour practicum.

Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in New York

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

New York Teaching Performance Assessment
Applying for your New York Teaching License




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