Applying to the Designated Subjects Credential Equivalency Program

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:

DSC CTE Equivalency Program: MARCH 15, 2018

DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Program: APRIL 10, 2018

Determine your Program Eligibility

Candidates to the Ventura County Designated Subjects Equivalency Program, must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a California Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education, Adult Education or Special Subjects teaching credential AND a California Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist teaching credential.
  • Employed in a teaching assignment requiring the DSC credential or have access to students that allow you to demonstrate skills required by program standards (subject to program approval). Assignments less than one semester (e.g., day-to-day substitute teaching) are not eligible teaching assignments. 
  • Pay $950 for program fees (includes the nonrefundable program registration fee of $150 and DSC Equivalency Program Fee of $800).  
    • If your employer agrees to pay this fee, you will need to submit a completed DSC Equivalency Program Payment form signed off by your employer. Submit this form to our office at academicadvise@vcoe.org. Once received, you will be provided a coupon code to utilize  when you complete your program registration through GSMU. 
  • Able to complete all program requirements by the following deadlines:
    • for the Fall 2017 Session: by January 15, 2018
    • for the Spring 2018 Session: 
      • DSC CTE Equivalency Program by May 15, 2018
      • DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Program by June 10, 2018
HOW TO REGISTER:
  • Register online on through GoSignMeUp (GSMU), a secure websitehttps://ess.gosignmeup.com.
    • Click HERE for a PDF of the registration instructions.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need the following information to complete the registration form:
    • Social security number and date of birth (required to verify and evaluate your credential with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our system is encrypted to secure your information.)
    • Name and email address of your school principal/head administrator
    • Credit/debit card for online payment of the $950 program fee.
      • If your employer has agreed to pay this fee, you will need to submit a completed DSC Equivalency Program Payment form signed off by your employer. Submit this form to our office at: academicadvise@vcoe.org. Once received, we will provide you a coupon code to utilize when you complete your program registration through GSMU. 

If you need further assistance or have any questions, please call (805) 437-1320 or email us at academicadvise@vcoe.org.