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.

Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.

Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:

  • Possess and provide a copy of a current California basic teaching credential.
  • At least one of the following valid CTC designated credentials: Speech-Language Pathology or Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential with Special Class Authorization Initially issued effective September 27, 1997 Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate Internship Credential, or Level 1 Credential, or Level 2 Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Physical and Health Impairment Visual Impairment
Initially issued 1976 to September 26, 1997 Communication Handicapped Learning Handicapped Physically Handicapped Visually Handicapped Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credential initially issued 1961 to 1976 should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899.

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