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English as a New Language / Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood

This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach linguistically and culturally diverse learners ages 11-18+ and who know the range of the early adolescence through young adulthood curriculum. Candidates in this certificate area are required to select one of the two paths that best describe their teaching situation.

Assessment at a Glance

Review the EAYA/ English as a New Language Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:

  • Choosing the right certificate
  • Reviewing the Standards
  • Portfolio entry descriptions
  • Assessment center exercise descriptions
  • Retired prompts
  • Understanding the National Board scoring process
  • Certification planning timeline


Read the EAYA/ English as a New Language Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.

Portfolio Instructions

Read the EAYA/ English as a New Language Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.

Scoring Guide

Understand how your entries are scored.