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Endorsements for Provisional Certificates

Bilingual Education. May be added to valid provisional teacher certificates, provisional special education and early childhood certificates, or provisional vocational certificates which require a college degree. Professional development requirements for the endorsement are: BSL 574, 575, 576 and 577 plus oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the Texas Education Agency. [Oral proficiency shall be determined by the Texas Oral Proficiency Test - Spanish (TOPT-Spanish) with a passing score.] One year of successful classroom teaching experience on a permit in an approved bilingual education program is required for the endorsement.

 

English As A Second Language. May be added to valid provisional teacher certificates, provisional special education and early childhood certificates, or provisional vocational certificates which require a college degree. The professional development sequence for the ESL endorsement consists of BSL 236 or 571, BSL 233 or 577, BSL 478 or 574, BSL 565, BSL 565, plus student teaching (EED 488). The requirement for student teaching may be waived with one year of successful classroom teaching experience on a permit in an approved ESL or bilingual education program.


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