TX ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements

Texas ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements

In Texas, this program leads to an endorsement in English as a Second Language Supplemental

Upon certification, graduates will be able to add the ESL endorsement at the same grade level as their existing teaching certificate. 


1) WGU Program Required Exam:

 a) Praxis 5362, English to Speakers of Other Languages OR

b)  Praxis 5361, English to Speakers of Other Languages

You must pass one of these exams to graduate from this program.


2) Texas Content Exam: TExES English as a Second Language Supplemental (154)

You must pass this exam to be eligible for Texas certification. 

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 Texas

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Texas Teaching Certificate


Article Number: 20194, 2323