California Teacher of English Learners® (CTEL®)
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The California Teacher of English Learners® program has been developed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) as a method for teachers to demonstrate competence in the knowledge and skill areas necessary for effective teaching of English Learners. The CTC has contracted with Pearson to administer the examination.
For information about the CTEL exams that are available via computer-based testing (CBT), please visit www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.
Test Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.
Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule a test appointment, log in to your account at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.
After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Rescheduling or Canceling a Test
To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page.
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