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UC San Diego Extension, in collaboration with UCLA Extension and UC Riverside Extension has developed CLAD Through CTEL programming to address revised program standards, receiving Commission approval on January 17, 2008.
Requirements to earn the CCTC CLAD Added Authorization
The general California requirements for earning the Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Added Authorization follow:
  • 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; a combination of the CTEL exams and coursework with an approved program; or equivalency evaluation by a Commission approved program sponsor.
A valid California preliminary teaching credential is required for admission to the program. In order to meet California academic requirements for a CLAD Added Authorization, candidates must be admitted to an approved program and complete 18 quarter units in an approved program; a combination of CTEL Exams and approved coursework; or be granted equivalency and fulfill any requirements deemed necessary by an approved program.

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 Added Authorization. Grades of "C-" or below will not count toward program requirements for recommendation purposes.
CLAD Through ELD Option
Candidates that are issued a preliminary credential through a California prepared program and enrolled in a program on or after January 1, 2014 are issued the preliminary with the English Learner Authorization of ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE.  Teachers with those authorizations are authorized to provide ELD instruction in self-contained and core settings authorized by the prerequisite credential, but not as a separate content area in a departmentalized setting. The ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE authorizations do not allow for Departmentalized English Language Development. 

As a result, the CLAD Through ELD option has been created to allow holders of a valid ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE to earn a full Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD)  Added Authorization.  Applications to the program are reviewed for equivalency to the CLAD Through CTEL program standards. Coursework is required specifically related to Departmentalized English Language Development that is not reflected in the standards for ELAM, ELAS, or ELAE.