The abundance of English Learners in schools across the nation has prompted the necessity for teachers to hold a CLAD/CTEL Authorization. Imagine trying to learn the fundamental concepts in math, science and language arts, without a solid grasp on the English language. This program provides you with the tools to significantly improve the learning experience for these students.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 18 Units
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
One of the following valid California teaching credentials:
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, EDUC X426.A. 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.
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
Teachers in need of earning their English Language Learners (EL) Authorization.
To earn the CLAD through CTEL certificate, individuals must complete all six courses listed below for a total of 18 quarter units, with a grade of B or better; or participants may combine passed CTEL subtests with coursework to meet all requirements.
EDUC X426.A - Orientation: CLAD through CTEL (credit)
EDUC X426 - Culture and Inclusion (4 units)
EDUC X426.1 - Language and Language Development (4 units)
EDUC X426.2 - Assessment of English Language Learners (3 units)
EDUC X426.3 - Foundations and Methods of English Language/Literacy Development and Content Instruction (6 units)
EDUC X426.9 - CTEL Portfolio (1 unit)
Earning the CLAD through CTEL certificate through UCR 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 CTEL exams with UCR coursework.
Everyone must complete Orientation and Portfolio
You DO NOT have to take:
CTEL 1 Language & Language Development
EDUC X426.1 Language and Language Development
CTEL 2 Assessment & Foundations
EDUC X426.2 Assessment of English Language Learners
EDUC X426.3 Foundations and Methods of English Language/Literacy Development and Content Instruction
CTEL 3 Culture & Inclusion
EDUC X426 Culture and Inclusion
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Online with Live Sessions
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (18 Units )
Orientation: CLAD Through CTELThis orientation provides individuals interested in the CLAD Through CTEL Certificate Program with a clear understanding of the entire program, including its scope and goals, requirements, standards, the procedures that affect competencies, and field experience(s).
Culture and InclusionExamination of culture and cultural diversity and the relationship to academic achievement, development, implementation and evaluation of culturally inclusive instruction.
Language and Language DevelopmentResearch-based conceptual understanding of language systems, structures, forms, functions, and variations of both aural and written language forms.
Assessment of English Language LearnersPrinciples and design of standards-based assessment and instruction for English language learners and the relationship to identification of students' strengths and needs in English language/literacy development and academic achievement.