Date of Last Review: June 30, 2024

English as a Second Language Certification (Undergrad & Grad)

Alabama

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Alabama requires the passing edTPA and other content area assessments. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Alaska

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates need to take two additional courses: 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework & 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Arizona

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Candidates meet the requirements for Provisional English as a Second Language, PreK-12 Endorsement. Some candidates may meet requirements for the full endorsement. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements. 

Arkansas

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Arkansas requires the passing of English to Speakers of Other Languages Assessment. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements. 

California

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must take exams from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Colorado

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Colorado only offers a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement and requires candidates to have a valid Colorado teaching license. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements. 

Connecticut

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Connecticut requires the passing of Praxis II - English to Speakers of Other Languages. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Delaware

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. EdTPA is required for initial certifications, and this certification (referred to as Bilingual Teacher in DE) is an add-on certification, similar to PA requirements. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Florida

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. The certification is title: Endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Georgia

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Georgia has specific state requirements for initial certification. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.
 

Hawaii

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates need to clear the professional fitness check. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Idaho

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Illinois

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Candidates can transfer their license to receive a professional educator licence endorsed in a comparable area. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements. 

Indiana

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes, but there are two more certification requirements: Valid CPR/AED certification from an IDOE approved provider and suicide prevention training certificate. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Iowa

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Kansas

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Kentucky

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Louisiana

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Maine

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Maryland

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Maryland requires the Praxis in Teaching Reading: Elementary and English to Speakers of Other Languages. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Massachusetts

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Michigan

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTCC) content examinations. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Minnesota

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Initial certification students must pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensing Examinations (MTLE). Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Mississippi

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Missouri

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Montana

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Nebraska

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Nevada

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

New Hampshire

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

New Jersey

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

New Mexico

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass the English to Speakers of Other Languages ESOL Praxis. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

New York

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

North Carolina

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

North Dakota

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates may get a provisional English Learner Endorsement for two years while they finish the state's requirements, which include taking 6 credits in Linguistics. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Ohio

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Oklahoma

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Oregon

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Pennsylvania

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes, curriculum meets educational requirements in a state.

Rhode Island

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass the English to Speakers of Other Languages Exam. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

South Carolina

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

South Dakota

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Tennessee

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Texas

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Utah

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Vermont

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Virginia

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
Yes. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Washington

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass the WEST-E exam. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

West Virginia

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass English to Speakers of Other Languages Praxis Exam. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Wisconsin

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must pass Praxis II English to Speakers of Other Languages. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

Wyoming

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates also need to demonstrate Knowledge of the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

U.S. Territories

American Samoa

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must complete state specific testing. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

The District of Columbia, Guam

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The District of Columbia, Washington

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. Candidates must take two additional assessments in content and pedagogy. Please check with the state's Department of Education for initial licensure requirements and renewal and maintenance requirements.

The Virgin Islands

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The Federated States of Micronesia

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.

The Republic of Palau

Link to State Licensure Minimum Qualifications

Does EU meet minimum Qualifications for State Licensure?
No. No territory policy currently exists on the Department of Education website. Please check with the state's Department of Education for updates.