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The Preliminary or Clear Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Credential (DSC CTE) authorizes the holder to teach in the subject(s) named on the credential in grades 12 and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical instruction (vocational) courses.

The DSC CTE Credential is a two-tiered credential: individuals first qualify for the initial credential called a "preliminary" based mainly on their actual work experience in the industry sector. This preliminary credential is valid for 3 years. During these 3 years, additional requirements must be completed to earn the final credential called a "clear". A clear credential is valid for five years and is renewable online through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's (CTC) website.

There are 15 broad CTE subject areas (called "industry sectors") that can be listed on a credential. For additional information on CTE industry sectors, refer to the CTC's DSC Career Technical Education Informational Leaflet.

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.

Links and Resources
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