California Teachers of English Learners Authorization (CTEL)

California Teachers of English Learners Authorization

Approved by California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), this program is designed to allow students to provide specialized instruction to English learners in a California classroom. The California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) leading to an English Learning (EL) Authorization program addresses the belief that teaching English learners requires an understanding of multiple concepts to provide a successful education environment. These topics include grasping first and second language acquisition theories, the dynamics of culture and learning, appropriate bilingual methodology, and the importance of using appropriate content area instruction through Specially-Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).

Eligible candidates that can be recommended for the English Learner (EL) Authorization are those with an appropriate and valid CTC designed credential.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. Submit a copy of their appropriate, valid, CTC designated credential in Special Education
  2. Possess a pre-requisite valid CTC designated credential.
  3. A copy of candidates active CA teaching credential.
  • Candidates who have completed the requirements for the 2042 Multiple Subject Credential can add a Single Subject Authorization to their credential.
  • Candidate who have completed the requirements for the Single Subject Credential can add a Multiple Subject Content Authorization to the credential.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Neither transcripts, nor a standard GPA is required

Required Courses (12 credits)

EDUU 526 Theories of Language Structure and Acquisition 3
EDUU 527 English Language and Literacy Development 3
EDUU 528 Content-based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIE 3
EDUU 570 Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice 3