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Teaching ESL: Certification Tests

This guide outlines available resources on teaching English as a second language.

Testing Requirements in PA

Testing Requirements in Pennsylvania
 
*Initial certification for Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and all K-12 areas (includes Agriculture, Art, Business/Computer/Information Technology, Environmental Education, Foreign Languages, Health, Health and Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science, Technology Education, Library Science, Music, Reading Specialist, Marketing Education and all Special Education areas):
   PPST: Reading
   PPST: Writing
   PPST: Mathematics
   Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge
   Appropriate content area test (Praxis II)
 
*Initial certification for middle level certificates (grades 7 through 9):
   PPST: Reading
   PPST: Writing
   PPST: Mathematics
   Appropriate content area test for middle level certificate (grades 7 through 9)
 
*Initial certification for secondary certificates (grades 7 through 12):
   PPST: Reading
   PPST: Writing
   PPST: Mathematics
   Appropriate content area test for secondary subjects
 
**Initial certification for Educational Specialists:
   Elementary Counselor, Secondary Counselor, School Psychologist
      PPST: Reading
      PPST: Writing
      PPST: Mathematics
      Appropriate content area test
   School Nurse, Home and School Visitor, Instructional Technology Specialist
      PPST: Reading
      PPST: Writing
      PPST: Mathematics