UCLA Extension

CLAD through CTEL

With almost one-third of the student population in Los Angeles County being non-native speakers of English, and over two-thirds of English learners performing at or below basic on the English and Language Arts section of the California Standardized Testing and Reporting [STAR] Exam, the Teaching English Language Learners program is designed to develop the capacity of teachers and others in educational settings to effectively teach English Language learners in public, charter, and private schools.

The CLAD (Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development)  through CTEL (California Teacher of English Learners) program is designed for those individuals who hold an active and valid California teaching credential and need to add the CLAD authorization.  Upon completion of the program, these candidates are recommended to the CCTC for the CLAD authorization.  The candidates are not eligible to receive a UCLA Extension Certificate upon completion of the program, per CCTC rules.

The program is also designed for those individuals who do not hold a CA teaching credential and wish to enroll in the program for professional development. Candidates living outside of the state of California may also enroll in the program for professional development. Upon successful completion of the program, these candidates are eligible to receive a UCLA Extension Certificate.

Please visit the website below for more information on the program and the application requirements.



Program Requirements

  • Submission of complete application packet, received during orientation.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Successful completion of all coursework with an overall 3.0 GPA or higher and a minimum of a “C” letter grade on all courses.
  • Completion of Student end of program survey. (Survey link will be provided during the X 426.9 Portfolio Review course.)
  • Completion of Employer end of program survey, only applicable to those candidates going through the program for an authorization. (Survey link will be sent directly to the employer during the X 426.9 Portfolio Review course.)

Course Requirements

  • Access to a computer, a valid email address, and working knowledge of basic computer applications including word processing applications, internet browsers, and email

Course Enrollment

To be able to enroll in the courses you must:

  • Complete a mandatory one-time survey which takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. Permission to enroll in the courses will not be granted until the survey has been completed.
  • If you are a new student to UCLA Extension you must first enroll in the orienation, which is open to the public, to create a UCLA Extension ID number.
  • Once you have completed the survey and you have a UCLA Extension ID number please notify the program so that you may be granted permission to enroll in the courses.

Course Information

The CLAD through CTEL program consists of five courses plus an orientation, all of which are offered only online.

UCLA Extension is on a quarter system and not a semester system.

You must complete X 426, X 426.1, X 426.2, and X 426.3 before you can enroll in the X 426.9 CLAD Portfolio Review.

Course Waivers

To petition a course waiver for courses taken at another university or institution you must submit the official transcripts, course description and course syllabus with your program application. Submission of the documents does not guarantee that the course(s) will be waived.

To waive a course based on having successfully passed a CTEL examination(s) you must submit the official score report with the program application. CTEL examinations are only valid for 5 years from the date that the examination(s) were passed.

The CTEL subtests and corresponding courses for waivers are as follows:

CTEL Subtest I = X 426.1 Language and Language Development

CTEL Subtest II = X 426.2 Assessment of ELL and X 426.3 Foundations & Methods of ELL

CTEL Subtest III = X 426 Culture and Inclusion

CLAD Authorization Certificate


Frequently Asked Questions


For more information please contact credentials@uclaextension.edu or call (310)206-8342.