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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SECONDARY ESL TEACHERS

US citizen official US residency

Excellent moral conduct

Excellent physical and mental health

Grade point average of 2.5 or above

Taken and passed the College Board Teacher Certification Examination

Not owe taxes or child support payments

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


Puerto Rican History

United States History

Computers in Education

Special Education

Secondary School English Teacher:

6.9.1 BA in Secondary Education with a specialization in English and an English Proficiency Exam given by the DE.

6.9.2 Have a DE Elementary Education Teacher Certificate and:

A specialization or major in English

An English proficiency exam given by the DE

A course in Secondary level ESL methodology

6.9.3 BA degree and:

30 credits in English

18 credits in Education that includes a course in Elementary level ESL methodology

An English proficiency exam given by the DE

A course in Student Teaching or two years of experience teaching elementary level ESL

6.9.4 BA degree from a university in the US or an English speaking country and:

18 credits in the curriculum content of Secondary level ESL

An English proficiency exam given by the DE

A course in Student Teaching or two years of experience teaching Elementary level ESL

These requirements had been revised and changed in December 2000.

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July 2005