CTEL

California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) leading to an English Learner (EL) Authorization

This program provides credentialed teachers or credential candidates with a CTC-designated authorization to serve limited English proficient students. The CTEL program follows all school of education graduate policies and procedures, including GPA and grade requirements.

Up to 3 credits may be waived or transferred.  At least 9 credits must be taken at Brandman University.

Please note that admissions requirements are different than those for other credentials and certificates.  

Admissions Requirements

  1. Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate valid CTC designated credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to the School of Extended Education by visiting their web site at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.
  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University application and be enrolled into the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) program.
  1. Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate valid CTC designated credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to the School of Extended Education by visiting their web site at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.
  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University application and be enrolled into the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) program.

CTEL Requirements 

Required Course
EDUU 570Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice3
EDUU 526Theories in Language Structure and Acquisition3
EDUU 527English Language and Literacy Development3
EDUU 528Content-Based Instruction and Assessment for Linguistic Minority Students: SDAIE3
Total Credits12

Demonstration of Mastery

Candidates must submit a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the courses and includes a reflective essay that applies course content to CTEL. A standardized assessment rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated competency. Candidates submit the Demonstration of Mastery portfolio (DOM) through LiveText and pay a fee to have the DOM evaluated. The DOM handbook containing requirements, scoring rubrics, and directions are located on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.

Recommendation for Authorization

Eligible candidates that can be recommended for the English Learner (EL) Authorization are those with an appropriate and valid CTC designated credential.  Upon successfully completing and passing the coursework and Demonstration of Mastery, the candidate may apply to be recommended to the CTC for the authorization.  To apply for the authorization, candidates complete the Recommendation Form on the SOE Services MyBrandman site.  Once the recommendation is made by the Teacher Accreditation Department candidates can submit the credential fee to the CTC for the credential.