The two general California requirements for earning the CCTC CLAD Certificate are:
- Possession of an appropriate valid prerequisite credential.
- Passage of the CTEL examinations, completion of a specified number of units through and approved CLAD Through CTEL program, or a combination of the CTEL exams and coursework with an approved program.
A valid preliminary teaching credential is required for admission to the program. These two requirements are necessary in order to be eligible for a CLAD Authorization. To meet California academic requirements, candidates must complete 18 quarter units or a combination of CTEL Exams and approved coursework.
All candidates must successfully maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and receive a grade of “C” or higher in each course to be eligible for a formal recommendation to the Commission for a CLAD Certificate.
Upon completion of the CLAD Through CTEL Program, a UCSD Extension credentials analyst will submit a formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
Only participants who have completed the entire CLAD Through CTEL program are eligible for formal recommendation.