Humanities and Education
Interim Program Director
College Admissions and Career Planning
Clear Credentials, Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials and CTEL
TESL, Teaching Chinese as a Heritage/Foreign Language, Technology in Education and Teaching Math
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. Learn more at a free information session.
Teaching Chinese as a Heritage/Foreign Language (EDP 202333)
With interest in Mandarin Chinese exploding in the United States, the demand for qualified Chinese-language teachers—with real dedication to pedagogical craft—is growing rapidly. Learn more.
Teaching English as a Second Language (EDP 202127)
The increasing use of English in the world has opened career opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL). ESL educators work all over the world in fields such as business, travel, publishing and education. Learn more.
College Admissions and Career Planning (EDP 202150)
This certificate gives special attention to training in the college admissions process while emphasizing the connection to the world of work, including field site observations and participation in admissions and career-advising settings. Learn more.
College Admission Counseling (EDP 202085)
School counselors can increase their marketability by gaining the skills in this program geared toward students who already have completed their PPS credential or master's degree in counseling. Learn more.
The Professional Program in Adult Education prepares you for a career teaching adults in a variety of learning environments and improves your skills if you are already a professional teacher or trainer. Learn more.
Career Technical Education
A teaching credential is not required for many career and technical education positions, but UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Career Technical Education will provide you with the skills and knowledge to stay in demand. Learn more.
Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential
This credential opens classroom doors in a wide range of academic and career technical subject areas, whether you already hold a teaching position or desire to enter the field. Understand instructional strategies, activities, and materials appropriate for adult learners with diverse needs. Learn more.
Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential
UC Berkeley Extension's Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (DSCTE) Teaching Credential opens classroom doors in a wide range of vocational subject areas by enabling you to teach what you know best. The credential program maximizes your previous work experience to start a new career in teaching. Learn more.
Learn more about UC Berkeley Extension—without making a commitment. Come to a free information session to discover how UC Berkeley Extension can help you achieve your goals. Learn more about courses and programs, meet other prospective students, talk to instructors and staff and ask questions.
Enroll in a free information session, or call (510) 642-4111 to reserve your space.
16th-Annual Student Reading Series
Come hear students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing share their works of poetry, nonfiction and fiction at our annual student reading series.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 4 pm
Location: Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Date and Time: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm
Location: Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland
LASER: Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (EDP 055392)
The LASER series, chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, is a local forum for art and science
projects that are creative, original and interdisciplinary in nature. Each evening program features
a medley of four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors and scholars who are
working on projects that expand existing paradigms.
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, June 5 and Aug. 7, 6:30–8:30 pm
Location: Berkeley Campus
What Every Career-Minded Professional Should Know (EDP 055376)
Join noted career-coach Marty Nemko for an afternoon of practical tips, strategies and advice to get the most out of your career skills and your talents to ensure full and productive employment in the years ahead.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 12–10 pm
Location: San Francisco: Art and Design Center
Moderated by author Piero Scaruffi—with individual presentations and a panel discussion by distinguished Bay Area practitioners in art and design—this event ranges across the contemporary art and design field to underscore the importance of creativity for business, technology and the way that people live.
Date and Time: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7–8:30 pm
Location: San Francisco: Art and Design Center
View "Story Hour in the Library" videos at webcast.berkeley.edu.
To contact the department, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 642-1171.