OBE-WL

Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

New York State Regulations

Amendments to Commissioner's Regulations Related to NCLB: Education of Students With Limited English Proficiency. Word Document (74KB) Part 154 Regulations, as amended by the Board of Regents on June 13, 2007.

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

Amendments to Commissioner's Regulations Related to NCLB: - Education of Students with Limited English Proficiency PDF File (82KB) | html version
Part 154 Regulations, as amended by the Board of Regents on July 17, 2003 and effective May 2, 2003.

New York State-LEP Identification Process PDF File (51KB)

Home Language Questionnaires (HLQ's)

YS 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 website

Last Updated: February 9, 2012