Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

New York State Legislation/Regulations/Waivers

Other New York State Regulations

NYS Regulations on Identification and Services to ELL Students (CR Part 117) PDF File (65KB) Regulations governing initial identification and services to English Language Learner (ELL) students in New York State.

Regulations Governing the Education of ELLs (CR PART 154) PDF File (89 KB)
Re: Withdrawal from Bilingual or ESL Service - Memo to Field by Associate Commissioner Jean C. Stevens - May 2009


CR Part 154 Professional Development Requirements Specific to English Language Learners

School District Justification to Place a New Bilingual Education Program in a Focus School or Priority School for the 2016-2017 School Year

Former ELL Services

Former ELL Services Guidance - Guidance for districts on providing services to Former English Language Learner students.

CR Part 154 Former ELL Services District Plan 2015-2016 - This form is to be used by New York State Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to document services to be delivered to Former English Language Learners (ELLs). 



NYS Regulations for Teaching Certification

NYS Regulations for Teaching Certification for Bilingual Education (CR Part 80.9) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (CR 80-2.10).
To work as a bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in New York State, an educator must fulfill particular requirements to become certified. Listed below are educational requirements to become a certified bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in New York State.

Document CR 80.9 provides certification requirements for bilingual education teachers, and document CR 80.10 provides certification requirements for teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Additional certification information can be found at the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives web site



Last Updated: October 5, 2015