Whether you're already a teacher or want a career in education, UC Berkeley Extension has the program to 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 enabling you to teach English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) or to become a college admissions adviser. Study the theoretical knowledge and practical approaches to teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. Enhance your teaching skills with courses on successful reading techniques, inclusion of students with special needs, strategies for teaching health concepts, integrating technology into the classroom and other essential topics. Most courses are held in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont and online.

Find courses in the following areas:

Professional certificates and specialized programs of study

Professional certificates are the highest level of academic achievement from UC Berkeley Extension. Specialized programs of study provide focused subject concentrations to develop skills within specific disciplines. Learn more.

Teaching Credentials

Designated Subjects Adult Education
A credential is a license that allows you to teach in California public schools. The Designated Subjects Adult Education teaching credential authorizes you to teach academic and/or vocational subjects primarily for adults. If your goal is to teach English as a second language, Citizenship, General Education Development (GED) preparation or vocational subjects to adults, then this program is right for you. Learn more.

Designated Subjects Career Technical Education
A credential is a license that allows you to teach in California public schools. The Designated Subjects Career Technical Education teaching credential authorizes you to teach your occupation to adults, as well as to students in grades 12 and below. If your goal is to maximize your previous work experience to start a new career in teaching, then this program is right for you. Learn more.

College Admissions and Career Planning

UC Berkeley Extension's Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning provides the in-depth knowledge and technical skills necessary to help students transition from high school to college or from college to a professional career. The Belmont cohort begins this fall with College Admissions Advising A.

High school students are beginning to put together their college applications. Make sure you have the necessary skills to guide students during this process with the College Admissions Essays: The Role of the Counselor as Mentor and Editor course.

Contact the Education Department

extension-education@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1171

Ramu Nagappan 
Ramu Nagappan
Director
Humanities and Education

 

Nithya Raghunathan
Nithya Raghunathan
Program Director
Clear Credentials, Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials, CLAD Through CTEL, and College Admissions and Career Planning

 

Nancy Ryoo
Nancy Ryoo
Program Director
TESL, Teaching Chinese as a Heritage/Foreign Language, Technology in Education and Teaching Math