Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.
If you are an Elementary Major you will need to take this test. In order to register for it you need to go to this website Praxis website and create an account with your information. Then you need to sign up for the “Elementary Education Content Knowledge (5018)” and decide on the place you want to take it.
As a second language learner myself, I have been very worried about this test since our first CUMBRES general meeting, when one of the seniors mentioned it and have being fearing it ever since. I wish my teachers AIMS had mentioned it, because I had no idea. What worries me is that I didn’t go to school in the U.S.A. I still had to remind myself that the test is based on what children learn in Elementary school (k-5 grade).
The website can be overwhelming, but just remember what you are exactly looking for. When I was searching for resources on how to study for this test, I clicked through all of the Quick links and found that on the Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs they offer other accommodations that are not disability or ahealth-related need. So, I liked on “Other accommodations” and to my surprise I found there is extended time for Non-English speakers, here is the link to that page: “Extended Test Time for Test Takers Whose Primary Language Is Not English (PLNE)”
To apply you have to PRINT and MAIL:
Read all documents carefully, you’ll notice that one document needs to be signed by your advisor or someone at UNC who can attest that your primary language is Spanish. Then you will need a notary, you can find one a Michener Library.
When all documents are processed you will receive an email, letting you know that your documents have been approved, and this notice expires in one year from that date. Then you just have to call with your voucher # (found on email) and someone will guide you through the process to register for your test.
Hope this helps and good luck!!
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