WA ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements - Approved

Washington ESL Endorsement and Exam Requirements - Approved

In Washington, this program leads to an English Language Learners endorsement.


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 this exam to graduate from this program.


Washington Content Exam: West-E English Language Learners (051)

You must pass this exam to be recommended for an English Language Learners endorsement. Because this program is state-approved in Washington, you will not be recommended for certification until you have passed the Washington exams. Praxis exams cannot be used in lieu of Washington exams.

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 Washington

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Washington Teaching Certificate



Article Number: 20285, 2346