This book will be written to address the Texas certification exam (TExES) for English as a Second Language (ESL) educators. Regardless of degree, grade point average, or experience, a person cannot receive ESL certification without passing a TExES examination, thus there is intense pressure on the student to pass. There are actually three ESL TExES Exams. These are #193 (Generalist EC – 6), #120 (Generalist 4 – 8), and #154 (ESL Supplemental). This book will cover them all, which makes it marketable on a larger scale. The author has years of experience in TExES test development and in providing popular, successful, and inspiring TExES preparation seminars at multiple universities and training sites around the state. The student developmental concepts upon which TExES is constructed will be written in a down-to-earth manner utilizing real life stories for practical application and will allow the reader to connect theory with actual practice.
Chapter 1: Welcome!
In the state of Texas, as in many other states, there is a rigorous certification examination that potential administrators must pass before they are eligible for certification. In Texas, this test is called the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES). There is tremendous pressure on current and future educators to pass specific TExES exams over varying content. Without passing a specific TExES exam, they cannot be state certified in a specific area. There is also tremendous pressure on preparation programs for their students to do well on these tests. Potential exam takers from both inside and outside the state are looking for tools to help them achieve their goal of certification and employment in a specific arena. This book addresses how to become ...