Certificate– English as a Second Language

Endorsement – English as a Second Language


Concentration: English as a Second Language


Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Admission Requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.
  • A standard New Jersey teaching certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing. For ESL, English and foreign languages are deemed appropriate areas of initial certification.
  • College of Education DAP Group Interview

Additional State of New Jersey Requirements:

Candidates must pass an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPT) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT) administered by Language Testing International, as mandated by the State of New Jersey. The minimum passing score on both exams is advanced low. For more information, please contact Professor Gladys Vega at vegag4@wpunj.edu.