Program Overview

Diversity and multiculturalism are what make our Golden State undeniably unique, and they’re at the core of each of our programs. If you are to be an effective teacher, you’ll need to learn how to effectively teach children from many different backgrounds—that is why the CTEL and Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate is vital. With this program, you will be ready to approach the challenges of teaching such a diverse group of students with trained ease.

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Program Highlights

Offered Online

Alliant’s CTC-approved CLAD certification program is offered in an online format that allows you to continue to pursue professional development while working towards your certificate.

A Showcase of Your Skillset

As part of online CTEL/CLAD certificate program at Alliant, you will produce a set of major assignments as you move through the program. These major assignments will demonstrate your competencies in the CTC English learner standards.

Experience in the Field

From learning to doing. From theory to application. Take the online into the real world by getting out into the field and immersing yourself. What you learn from your time in the field will not only enrich your approach to education, but is prime material to use in your professional portfolio.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The career prospects for those already teaching, or wishing to become a teacher, are strong as the nation’s population continues to rise at a relatively steady rate. While the growth percentages may not look extravagant at first glance—8% for high-school education, 8% for middle-school education, and 7% for elementary education—they represent a job pool of over 3,000,000 positions in the U.S. today, with another 200,000 added between now and 2026 and an exceptionally large workforce for our graduates of the CTEL Credential program to enter in to.

Graduates of our CTEL Credential program often already work as teachers at various levels including elementary, middle- and high-school levels. Some also do go on to teach at the collegiate levels as well, and the graduates of this program that go on to become teachers make up both the bulk of their post-school career paths, and their post-school career options, as this is relatively specialized degree. Other career options include becoming a school principal, adult and secondary educator, policy maker, and a professional tutor.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at:

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.

Yes. Candidates must possess a valid California teaching credential, Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential with a Special Class Authorization, School Nurse Services Credential with a Special Teaching Authorization in Health, Children’s Center Permit (excluding emergency), or Child Development Permit (excluding Assistant and Associate Permit) that authorizes the holder to provide instruction to pupils in preschool, grades K-12, or classes primarily organized for adults. The California Basic Skills requirement must be met in order for the CLAD/CTEL certificate to be issued.

The CTEL/CLAD Certificate program is an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

The CTEL/CLAD Certificate is a 12-unit program, and takes between 16 and 32 weeks (two and four 8-week terms) to complete, depending on the number of courses taken each term.

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The CTEL Credential Program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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