University of Phoenix

California Teachers of English Learners Certificate

The California Teachers of English Learners Certificate offered at University of Phoenix is a graduate program designed to prepare teaching professionals to obtain the Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate. Read more about the California Teachers of English Learners Certificate program at University of Phoenix here.

Official Program Name:

California Teachers of English Learners Certificate

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals seeking to enroll in the University of Phoenix California Teachers of English Learners Certificate program should have acquired a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on the undergraduate degree posted transcript and obtained a California teaching credential. A minimum equivalent of three years of post-high school work or volunteer experience, and access to an educational setting with English language learners is also required for admission.

Program Description:

The California Teachers of English Learners Certificate program at University of Phoenix is designed to teach students about theories, methods, and research in the area of English teaching. The curriculum addresses instructional methods, English student assessments, language development, literacy, and language cognition. An orientation course focuses on program requirements, resources, learning tools, and communication. This program meets all CTEL standards for a CLAD certificate program.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online and On-campus

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

12 credits. Four 6-week courses and a 1-week orientation course must be completed in order to obtain this certificate.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

Required Courses for a California Teachers of English Learners Certificate:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • MTE 502: Orientation to the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Program (0 credits)
  • ELD 502: Foundations of Instruction for English Learners (3 credits)
  • ELD 504: Assessment of English Learners (3 credits)
  • ELD 506: Understanding Language Acquisition and Cognition (3 credits)
  • ELD 535: Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix California Teachers of English Learners Certificate program are eligible to take the state CTEL examination. Passing scores must be attained in all three tests of the examination.

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