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Prepare for your CLAD certificate with our online CTEL courses and make a difference in your classroom. Or consider methods courses from our CTC approved programs to help prepare you for additional endorsements to your current credential. If you’re looking to meet the basic skills requirement for your CA preliminary credential, our collection of basic skills courses can help you achieve your goals.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Approved Courses

University of Phoenix is an approved provider by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The CTC has reviewed and approved University of Phoenix (UOPX) California teacher preparation programs. Teachers working to add an additional subject area to their earned certificate may choose from our collection of coursework from a CTC approved program. The methods courses below are all from University of Phoenix’s approved California teacher preparation programs.

Methods & Basic Skill Courses

  1. Single Subject
  2. Multiple Subject
  3. Basic Skills - Reading*
  4. Basic Skills - Writing*
  5. Basic Skills - Math*

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English and language arts in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, models, and strategies; and state, local, and national standards as they relate to instruction, assessment, and accountability.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the application of instructional methods and strategies for teaching history and social sciences in diverse middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates review national and state standards, current issues, and approaches to instruction and assessment in the social sciences.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies of teaching mathematics in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring national, state, and professional standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as current theories, models, and strategies of instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 


This course explores the secondary physical education classroom teaching and assessment strategies, and national and state standards. Candidates examine topics including developing motor skills through activities, developing levels of physical fitness, understanding principles of human movement, developing and practicing social skills, and the value of fair play in games and sports.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to teach science at the secondary school level. To meet this objective, candidates explore the instructional methods in science content areas in middle level and high school settings. Candidates identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that affect the science classroom.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the theory, application, and strategies of teaching the visual arts for single-subject teacher candidates. Candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, national and state standards, assessment practices, aesthetic valuing, artistic perception, and historical and cultural origins that influence the arts.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the social studies classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the science classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the mathematics classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 


This course establishes a context for teaching and assessing K-8 students in physical education and health based on a scope and sequence, and on state and national standards. Candidates examine framework-based teaching strategies effective in helping K-8 students develop a variety of motor skills and abilities, recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, gain knowledge of human movement, learn the rules and strategies of games and sports, and develop self-confidence and self-worth.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the five key themes of English language arts and literacy and English language development instruction: making meaning, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills in multiple subject classrooms. Candidates apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop learning and critical thinking skills in their learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces themes in literature and provides guided study and practice in reflecting on themes which describe the human experience across cultural and societal boundaries. The course includes readings from literature in different genres and cultures.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides students with an introduction to multicultural literature. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ awareness and understanding of the values, beliefs, and experiences of people from different cultures through literature.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines the short story through notable works and writers.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines literature for children. Through an overview of a variety of genres and topics, students will develop an understanding of literature for young readers.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course will survey the literature of the major ethnic groups in the United States (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans) as a means to explore ethnic diversity and minority voices.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces literary genres that reflect the human experience across cultures. Past and present voices from the literature of majority and minority writers, as expressed in fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, are surveyed.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines the use of Children's literature in the elementary school classroom. Various genres are studied, as well as the application of Children's literature to instruction and to assessment in reading. Methods for integrating the use of Children's literature in all content areas are examined.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course extends practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Emphasis is given to developing an effective writing process that takes into account audience and rhetorical purpose.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces students to creative writing in various genres. The purpose of this course is to develop and expand students’ imaginative writing processes and to develop and expand their understanding of the human experience through creative writing.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores advanced literary elements of creative writing, focusing on elements of form and craft. Students will write poems, fictional short stories, and one-act plays.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English and language arts in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, models, and strategies; and state, local, and national standards as they relate to instruction, assessment, and accountability.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address a conceptual understanding of mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address a conceptual understanding of mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students apply advanced quantitative reasoning skills to solve real world problems. This course emphasizes modeling skills, statistical methods, and probability to create, analyze, and communicate solutions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students collect, analyze, and interpret data as they examine the role of statistical analysis and statistical terminology. Students also apply appropriate statistical techniques and analytical reasoning in real-world problems to communicate logical arguments and models. The course topics includes probability, statistics, and quantitative reasoning.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students apply elementary probability theory, descriptive and inferential statistics, and reasoning to real-world situations. The course embeds foundational skill into topics including probability, statistics, and reasoning.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces algebraic concepts providing a solid foundation for college algebra. Topics range from properties of real numbers, the order of operations, and algebraic expressions to solving equations and inequalities.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course presents traditional concepts in college algebra. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, sequences, and series.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is an introduction to differential calculus. Students explore limits and continuity. They examine the basic concept of differentiation and practice differentiation techniques.
 

4 credits  7 weeks  $1,592
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines integral calculus topics. Students are presented with integration techniques for functions of one variable and more applications of definite integrals. Students explore numerical techniques of integratio
 

4 credits  7 weeks  $1,592
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides a survey of the concepts related to linear algebra. Students examine the geometry of vectors, matrices, and linear equations, including Gauss-Jordan elimination. Students explore the concepts of linear independence, rank, and linear transformations.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course builds on the concepts of presented in MTH/310 Calculus I and MTH/320 Calculus II. Students examine functions of more than one variable, curves in space, and Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course surveys descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on practical applications of statistical analysis. The principles of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data are covered.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Single subject

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English and language arts in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, models, and strategies; and state, local, and national standards as they relate to instruction, assessment, and accountability.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the application of instructional methods and strategies for teaching history and social sciences in diverse middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates review national and state standards, current issues, and approaches to instruction and assessment in the social sciences.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies of teaching mathematics in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring national, state, and professional standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as current theories, models, and strategies of instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 


This course explores the secondary physical education classroom teaching and assessment strategies, and national and state standards. Candidates examine topics including developing motor skills through activities, developing levels of physical fitness, understanding principles of human movement, developing and practicing social skills, and the value of fair play in games and sports.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to teach science at the secondary school level. To meet this objective, candidates explore the instructional methods in science content areas in middle level and high school settings. Candidates identify the educational needs of secondary students by exploring current instructional theory; national, state, and local standards; and social issues that affect the science classroom.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the theory, application, and strategies of teaching the visual arts for single-subject teacher candidates. Candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, national and state standards, assessment practices, aesthetic valuing, artistic perception, and historical and cultural origins that influence the arts.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Multiple subject

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the social studies classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized.

 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the science classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance inquiry learning in the mathematics classroom. Content knowledge, interdisciplinary teaching, curriculum, and assessment are emphasized. 
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost


This course establishes a context for teaching and assessing K-8 students in physical education and health based on a scope and sequence, and on state and national standards. Candidates examine framework-based teaching strategies effective in helping K-8 students develop a variety of motor skills and abilities, recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, gain knowledge of human movement, learn the rules and strategies of games and sports, and develop self-confidence and self-worth.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 


This course focuses on the five key themes of English language arts and literacy and English language development instruction: making meaning, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills in multiple subject classrooms. Candidates apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop learning and critical thinking skills in their learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Basic Skills - Reading*

This course introduces themes in literature and provides guided study and practice in reflecting on themes which describe the human experience across cultural and societal boundaries. The course includes readings from literature in different genres and cultures.

 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides students with an introduction to multicultural literature. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ awareness and understanding of the values, beliefs, and experiences of people from different cultures through literature.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines the short story through notable works and writers.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines literature for children. Through an overview of a variety of genres and topics, students will develop an understanding of literature for young readers.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course will survey the literature of the major ethnic groups in the United States (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans) as a means to explore ethnic diversity and minority voices.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces literary genres that reflect the human experience across cultures. Past and present voices from the literature of majority and minority writers, as expressed in fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, are surveyed.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines the use of Children's literature in the elementary school classroom. Various genres are studied, as well as the application of Children's literature to instruction and to assessment in reading. Methods for integrating the use of Children's literature in all content areas are examined.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Basic Skills - Writing*

This course extends practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Emphasis is given to developing an effective writing process that takes into account audience and rhetorical purpose.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces students to creative writing in various genres. The purpose of this course is to develop and expand students’ imaginative writing processes and to develop and expand their understanding of the human experience through creative writing.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores advanced literary elements of creative writing, focusing on elements of form and craft. Students will write poems, fictional short stories, and one-act plays.

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Basic Skills - Math*

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English and language arts in middle and high school settings. Teacher candidates identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, models, and strategies; and state, local, and national standards as they relate to instruction, assessment, and accountability.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address a conceptual understanding of mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address a conceptual understanding of mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students apply advanced quantitative reasoning skills to solve real world problems. This course emphasizes modeling skills, statistical methods, and probability to create, analyze, and communicate solutions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students collect, analyze, and interpret data as they examine the role of statistical analysis and statistical terminology. Students also apply appropriate statistical techniques and analytical reasoning in real-world problems to communicate logical arguments and models. The course topics includes probability, statistics, and quantitative reasoning.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students apply elementary probability theory, descriptive and inferential statistics, and reasoning to real-world situations. The course embeds foundational skill into topics including probability, statistics, and reasoning.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces algebraic concepts providing a solid foundation for college algebra. Topics range from properties of real numbers, the order of operations, and algebraic expressions to solving equations and inequalities.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course presents traditional concepts in college algebra. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, sequences, and series.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is an introduction to differential calculus. Students explore limits and continuity. They examine the basic concept of differentiation and practice differentiation techniques.
 

4 credits  7 weeks  $1,592
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines integral calculus topics. Students are presented with integration techniques for functions of one variable and more applications of definite integrals. Students explore numerical techniques of integratio
 

4 credits  7 weeks  $1,592
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides a survey of the concepts related to linear algebra. Students examine the geometry of vectors, matrices, and linear equations, including Gauss-Jordan elimination. Students explore the concepts of linear independence, rank, and linear transformations.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course builds on the concepts of presented in MTH/310 Calculus I and MTH/320 Calculus II. Students examine functions of more than one variable, curves in space, and Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course surveys descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on practical applications of statistical analysis. The principles of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data are covered.
 

3 credits  5 weeks  $1,194
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

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