English Language Learners
June 23, 2015

Fact Sheet 15-12: Understanding Part 154 Requirements: Questions & Answers

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

Posted: June 2015. Revised: August 2015.

The changes to Part 154 of the Regulations impose significant requirements on school district and educators in regard to the instruction and programs and services for English language learners (ELLs).  Since the adoption of the Regulations, NYSUT local leaders and members have raised many questions and concerns about these changes. This document provides responses to many of those questions based on NYSUT's understanding of Part 154 of the Regulations. For additional information, see:

For Teachers Currently Holding 

with questions about how to obtain:

See
Q&A
No.

Content Area Certificate

ESOL Certification
(30 hour program)

18

Content Area Certificate

ESOL Certification
(Supplemental Certificate)

19

Content Area Certificate

Bilingual Extension
(18 hour program)

20

Certified Teacher (non-ESOL)

Bilingual Extension (Supplemental Certificate)

21

ESOL Certificate

Content Area Certificate
(30 hour program)

22

ESOL Certificate

Content Area Certification (Supplemental Certification)

23