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Designated Subjects Credentials authorize teaching or service in technical, trade, or vocational classes or in classes organized primarily for adults such as Adult Education, Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), and Career Technical Education classes.

The Ventura County Designated Subjects Credential program is a CTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) approved Local Education Agency (LEA) for Adult and Career Technical Education. 

Services provided include:
  • Quality assurance – all courses taught by experienced credentialed instructors with professional experience in the field of vocational and adult education.
  • Support and mentoring provided by a trained peer support provider.
  • Evaluation, preparation and authorized LEA recommendation of credential application packets for adult education and career technical education teaching credentials for processing through the CTC. 
  • Individual counseling, advisement and transcript and work experience evaluation services provided by ESS staff experienced in credentialing. 

DSC Career Technical Education Program (including Advanced Preparation) and the DSC Adult Education Program consists of multiple instructional formats that provide: classroom instruction, on-line study, and self-paced study.

Special program option at a reduced rate for candidates that already hold a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential. For details, please contact an academic advisor at academicadvise@vcoe.org .

Announcements

DSC Advisement Fee

Payment of this fee is required for VCOE DSC Program advisement, processing and recommendation. To make payment of this fee, click HERE.

DSC Program Registration 2017-2018

Candidate registration is now OPEN for the Adult Education and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for the 2017-2018 year! To begin the registration process, go to DSC Program Registration Instructions.

DSC Equivalency Program 2017-2018

This program is for DSC Credential holders that also hold another California teaching credential (e.g., Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist). Registration for this program is not yet open. To be notified once registration opens, complete the Request for Program Enrollment Notification form.

Contacts
Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support Services 805-437-1320 kuebelhardt@vcoe.org
Lisa Darling-Daniel Coordinator 805-437-1320 ldaniel@vcoe.org
Sarah Kennelty Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320 skennelty@vcoe.org
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org
Kathy Friel Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org