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Designed Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential

Whether you're already a teacher or want a career in education, UC Berkeley Extension can prepare you for your next step. Fulfill requirements for a California teaching credential in adult education or career technical education. Take a class for professional growth, or complete a certificate in order to teach English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) or to become a college admissions adviser.

Professional Certificates in Education

Professional Certificates

  • highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
  • minimum of 140 hours of coursework
  • usually 6–8 required courses and electives
  • achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
  • qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé

Specialized Programs of Study in Education

Specialized Programs of Study

  • focused subject concentrations
  • usually 3 or more coordinated courses
  • develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
  • can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits

Teaching Credentials in Education

Teaching Credentials

  • accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • minimum of 150 to 225 hours of instruction
  • Requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion

Courses in Education

Pick and choose the courses that work for your educational goals, schedule and needs. Enrolling in a course is as simple as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
If your course is currently not available, it will be in an upcoming term. If you'd like to be notified when a certain course is available for enrollment, please contact the academic department to learn when the course will be available.

Enrolling in any of the online courses listed below is as easy as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout
Learn more about learning in the online environment.

Courses are offered in Berkeley, San Francisco or Belmont. Enrolling in any of the classroom courses listed below is as easy as:

  1. Select the course you're interested in.
  2. Choose a section that works for your schedule.
  3. Add it to your cart.
  4. Log in or create a student account.
  5. Checkout

Please use the course search to find courses within this area of study.