ESL Certification Information

Becoming ESL Certified is good for everyone involved.  Teachers receive specialized training in building vocabulary and academic language, and students (ELs and otherwise) benefit from enhanced classroom instruction. With that spirit in mind, the Bilingual/ESL team at Region 13 offers multiple avenues to prepare teachers who plan to take the TExES #154 ESL Supplemental certification exam. Below is a summary of each:

ESL Academy: This three-day workshop provides a foundation on language acquisition and explores best practices in ESL instruction while preparing participants for the TExES Exam.  Of the various avenues for preparation, the ESL Academy is the deepest dive into the competencies that make up the exam. 

ESL Academy Online: The ESL Academy is also available online and participants can receive the training they need for the ESL Supplemental exam from the comfort of their home, desk, or anywhere else there is an internet connection. Participants receive an electronic copy of the ESL Academy binder and have the freedom to complete the Academy on their own timeline.

ESL Academy Trainer of Trainers: The ESL Academy Trainer of Trainers is offered for district personnel interested in becoming certified Trainers of Region 13's ESL Academy.  Participants must attend a 3-day ESL Academy before registering for the trainer of trainers.  After attending the TOT, participants receive PowerPoints, trainer notes, access to the Canvas course which houses the information and activities, as well as the materials needed to implement the training. 


Visit our E-campus course catalog to register for an ESL Academy session today. 

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