Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD)

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An authorization to provide specialized instruction to individuals for whom English is a second language. Specifically, it authorizes instruction for 1) English Language Development (ELD) in preschool, K-12 and adults (restrictions apply to holders of Children Center Permits, Child Development Permits, and Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials) and 2) Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE) (in the subjects and grade levels authorized by the prerequisite credential or permit). The CLAD authorization can be listed on a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as an emphasis if a college program was completed or, if the applicant met CLAD requirements separate from the teacher preparation program, a CLAD Certificate may be obtained.