ESL School Teacher Applicants

Certified ESL Schools must employ English as a Second Language teachers who have earned at least a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an institution registered or recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS). Each teacher must also have successfully completed either an English as a second language training program recognized by BPSS or have one year of teaching experience in an English as a second language program.

Two copies of the Teacher Application (BPSS-124) must be submitted for each ESL teacher before the person begins teaching. One copy of the form will be returned to the school stamped “Approved.” Copies of the credentials verifying the information contained on the application must be kept on file at the school for inspection; they do not need to be submitted with the qualification form.

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