New York State Legislation/Regulations/Waivers
NYS Regulations on Identification and Services to ELL Students (CR Part 117) (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) (89 KB)
Re: Withdrawal from Bilingual or ESL Service - Memo to Field by Associate Commissioner Jean C. Stevens - May 2009
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