No it's not required, you really need an ELAR
certificate if you are teaching high school ESL, but
you don't need an ESL certificate to teach or ELAR.
You will however be much more competitive, and I
mean a lot more competitive with an ESL certificate
than an ELAR certificate alone.
On 1/07/17, Stephanie wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am a high school English teacher moving from out
> state to Austin on July 1. I got my one-year initial
> certificate to teach in Texas (English grades 7-12),
> plan to begin applying for jobs soon. Do you know
> much Austin-area schools (and nearby suburbs)
> whether candidates have the English as a Second
> (ESL) certificate for a high school teacher? It would
> require me to fly down early and take the exam,
> would only want to do if it is really important in
> of getting a job. Do you happen to know how
> is to have this certification?
> Thank you!
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