CTEL Authorization/CLAD Certification

This certificate is CTC-approved and upon completion, authorizes you to provide instruction to English learners (EL) in a California classroom.

Program Overview

The CTEL Authorization / CLAD Certification is a four-course, fully online program addressing the belief that teaching English learners requires an understanding of first and second language acquisition theories in order to provide a successful education environment. Students are required to apply for graduate admission and provide a copy of their teaching credential before beginning this program.

As a student, you will:

  • Design curriculum to assist students with developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English.
  • Understand how culture impacts learning; appropriate bilingual methodology; and the need to use appropriate content area instruction through Specially-Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).
  • Learn the thematic multilingual pedagogy founded upon the need for students to be social and communicative in their learning.
  • Study the current approaches and strategies appropriate for content area instruction through specially-designed instruction delivered in English.

Who Should Enroll

  • Any K-12 teachers that have not cleared their CTEL authorization

Other Fees:

  • LiveText - $120 (nonrefundable)
  • Portfolio Review - $150

Duration

8-week course

4 courses total

Estimated Cost

$525 per course

$2,100 full program (other fees may apply)

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 credits per course

12 academic credits total

Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University application and be enrolled into the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) program.

  • Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate valid CTC designated credential. Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to the School of Extended Education by visiting their web site at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 570  Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice

    3

    EDUU 526  Theories in 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

    Total Credits

    12

    Students must begin the CTEL program with either EDUU 526 or EDUU 570, depending on the schedule of offerings. Once either EDUU 526 or EDUU 570 have been passed, students may proceed freely within the program.

    Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to Brandman's School of Extended Education at 800-632-0094.

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