This online program authorizes you to provide specialized instruction to English learners in a California classroom. You'll learn to design curriculum to assist students with developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English.
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. Courses address the belief that teaching English learners requires an understanding of first and second language acquisition theories; how culture impacts learning; appropriate bilingual methodology; and the need to use appropriate content area instruction through Specially-Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).
Extended Education offers two CTEL courses every academic session. 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.
Students may begin these courses prior to being admitted to Brandman University. However, students must be admitted to Brandman before submitting their culminating portfolio and being recommended to the CTC.
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.
Required Courses (12 credits)*
EDUU 570 Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
Students focus on the disenfranchised of California’s schools, including females, certain immigrant as well as native populations, people with disabilities, and people of lower socio-economic means, with particular emphasis on the unique challenges such diversity brings to the classroom. The history, culture, and expectations of these groups are emphasized as they apply to teaching and counseling and the fostering of cross-cultural respect among California’s diverse populations. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is required. Required for CLAD certificate.
EDUU 526 Theories in Language Structure and Acquisition
Candidates explore current theories of language acquisition, focusing on issues involved in first and second language development and comparative/contrastive linguistics and its influence on second language acquisition. This course provides an overview of state-designated assessment instruments and educational program placement options. Required for CLAD certificate.
EDUU 527 English Language and Literacy Development
PREREQUISITE: EDUU 526 or EDUU 570
This course engages candidates in integrated and thematic multilingual pedagogy founded upon the need for students to be social and communicative in their learning. It focuses on applying theoretical models to the learning of English. Candidates examine bilingual methodologies, focusing on the practical aspects of teaching, organizing and managing classroom to meet the needs of English language learners. Required course for CLAD certificate.
EDUU 528 Content-based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIE
PREREQUISITE: EDUU 526 or EDUU 570. RECOMMENDED: 527.
Candidates examine current approaches and strategies appropriate for content area instruction through specially-designed instruction delivered in English (sheltered English). Coursework includes learning/teaching processes, social interactions, teacher delivery approaches, and alternative assessment. Candidates are required to develop lessons and lesson presentations. Required course for CLAD certificate.
*A grade of B- or higher must be earned in each course in this program. Candidates must submit a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the courses and includes a reflective essay that applies course content to CTEL. More information about this portfolio can be found in the School of Education section of the catalog.