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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.

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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 Career Technical Education
A credential is a license that authorizes you to teach your occupation to adults, as well as to K–12 students in California public schools. Learn more.

Designated Subjects Adult Education
A credential is a license that authorizes you to teach academic and/or vocational subjects primarily for adults in California public schools.  Learn more.

Become CLAD-Certified in Just 5 Weeks!

Prepare to teach students whose native language is not English in just five weeks. This summer, UC Berkeley Extension offers K–12 teachers the ability to progress through our accelerated CLAD Through CTEL program. In a short amount of time, you'll have gained the skills and knowledge to become CLAD-certified—just in time for fall semester to begin. Learn more.

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/ESL