The California Commission for Teacher Credentialing requires that all teachers in California schools be prepared to teach English Language Learners. Candidates who begin a 2042 Credential Program will be certified with English Language Learner authorization by the end of the credential program (multiple-subject, single-subject, mild/moderate, and moderate/severe).
Candidates for the CLAD Certificate enjoy the flexibility of taking their courses entirely online.
Candidates credentialed out of state (but within the USA) and those who hold a special education credential, find the CLAD Certificate ideal preparation for teaching English Language Learners. Those who hold a Ryan Credential and have been admitted to a credential program prior to July 1, 2002, may also earn the CLAD Certificate. However, candidates admitted to either a Ryan plus a 1059 English Learner Authorization Credential program (which began July 1, 2002) or to a 2042 Credential Program already have an English Language Learner Authorization and are not eligible for a CLAD Certificate. For information about CLAD Certificate eligibility, please contact a credential analyst.
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