Designated Subjects Credential: CTE and Adult Education

Equivalency Program

The DSC CTE and Adult Education Equivalency Program is for teachers who already hold a Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education teaching credential. This program grants you equivalencies for the work you have completed for previous credentials.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS*:

  1. Online Classes:
    • For CTE Credential holders:
      1. History and Foundations of CTE: Approximately seven hours related to the historical, legal, social, political, and economic perspectives of CTE as well as the future for California
      2. Classroom and Laboratory Management: Approximately seven hours focusing on the safe and legal practices in the workplace and school
    • For Adult Ed Credential holders:
      1. History and Foundations of Adult Education: Approximately seven hours focusing on the adult education teaching profession, including its history, funding and governance and role in public education.
      2. Adult Learning Theory: Approximately seven hours focusing on developing knowledge of the characteristics of adult learners and recognition of the diversity of adult learner's needs.
  2. Portfolio E Contents: You will complete a professional portfolio that will serve as documentation of instructional practices aligned to applicable CTE, academic, and/or industry standards. The portfolio is generally comprised of a teaching plan, formal observation completed by your employer, work from focus students, analysis of student work, reflection and curriculum map.

* additional requirements may apply depending on evaluation of your credential(s).

Applying to the Program

To apply to the Ventura County Designated Subjects CTE or Adult Education Equivalency Program, candidates must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a California Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE), Adult Education and/or Special Subjects Credential AND a California Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist teaching credential.

  • Employed in a teaching assignment. Assignments less than one semester (e.g., day-to-day substitute teaching) are not eligible teaching assignments.

Registration for the 2018-19 application period is tentatively scheduled to begin Octobert 1, 2018. To be notified once it opens, complete the Request for Program Enrollment Notification form.

Any questions, contact our office at (805) 437-1320 or academicadvise@vcoe.org.