Earning your CLAD/CTEL Authorization through us carries an added benefit that very few programs offer; the “blended” option. Instead of having to pass all subtests of the CTEL exam or complete all of the required coursework to become certified, this “blended” option allows you the flexibility to combine passing CTEL exam subtests with coursework. Expand the scope of your teaching to include culturally inclusive instruction and simplify the acclimation process for English Learners. Build on the foundational elements of language development, and learn to deliver differentiated instruction across the curriculum.
Teachers interested in teaching English Language Learners.
What You'll Learn
- The relationship between culture/cultural diversity and academic achievement/development
- Language systems, forms and functions
- Factors that impact second language development
- Effective assessment tools and strategies for English Learners
- Second language acquisition
- Methods for academic content instruction
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Teaching positions are available in both private and public schools.
“I have found the CLAD Through CTEL Program to be a great fit for me. The instructors are always available, and the online format gives me the flexibility to schedule my time effectively. Not only has the CTEL program helped prepare me to work with EL kids, I am also bringing the writing and assessment strategies to the mainstream classrooms.”
Sonoma County Unified School District
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- CLAD/CTEL orientation
- Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- One of the following valid California teaching credentials:
- Multiple Subject
- Single Subject
- Education Specialist Level I or II
- Education Specialist Preliminary or Clear
- Speech-Language Pathology or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services with a Special Class Authorization
- School Nurse Services Credential with Special Teaching Authorization in Health
- Visiting Faculty Permit
- Children's Center Permit (excluding emergency)
- Child Development Permit (excluding Assistant or Associate Permits)
Applying for Candidacy: Your first step is to enroll in the Orientation course. This course is open year-round and is comprised of a brief, 40-minute PowerPoint presentation and a mini-quiz. An application is also required to start the program. The application is only available to students enrolled in the Orientation course.
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Orientation: CLAD Through CTEL
Culture and Inclusion
Language and Language Development
Assessment of English Language Learners
Foundations of English Language Development and Methods for Content Instruction
“No matter what subject matter you teach or where, teachers use language to communicate with students. My classes in language development are interactive, and my students learn from each other. We don't all need to be expert linguists, but knowing more about language makes us better teachers and communicators.”
Dr. Christine Petzar
Specialist in Educational Administration
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