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    Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Certificate in California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Leading to CLAD Certification


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School: California School of Education

Modality(ies): Online

Calendar(s): 8-week term

CIP Code: 13.1401

Program Description/Overview


The California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) program leading to CLAD Certification is fully approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The CTEL program provides candidates the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to deliver effective instruction to culturally and linguistically diverse learners in order to promote their English language development and mastery of grade level subject content. To accomplish this purpose, the program offers a curriculum that combines research-grounded theories with hands-on classroom applications that focus on language structure and language development; standards-based assessment; instruction for literacy and English language development (ELD); specially designed academic instruction delivered in English (SDAIE); and culture, inclusion and language learning.

Program Learning Outcomes/Goals


  1. Candidates will develop competency in the area of language structure and use (phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse, and pragmatics).
  2. Candidates will develop competency in area of first and second language development and their relationships to academic achievement. This understanding will encompass areas such as stages of language acquisition, factors affecting language development, and the impact of sociocultural and political factors.
  3. Candidates will develop competency in the area of the assessment of English learners, including types of standards-based assessment as well as language and content area assessment.
  4. Candidates will develop competency in the area of English language literacy and content development programs.
  5. Candidates will develop competency in the area of the approaches and methods utilized in ELD and content area instruction. This includes an understanding of the teaching of English listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar, as well as the principles Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).
  6. Candidates will develop competency in the area of cultural concepts and perspectives. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of cross-cultural interaction as well as cultural diversity in California and the United States.
  7. Candidates will develop competency in the area of the role of culture in the classroom and school context, and family and community involvement in cultural inclusion.

Credit Units


Total Credit Units: 12

Total Core Credit Units: 12

Total Elective Credit Units: N/A

Total Concentration Credit Units: N/A

Curriculum Plan


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