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).

 

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).  
    • Candidates employed in Ventura County: If your employer has agreed to pay this fee, you should have received a coupon code to utilize during registration. If you did not receive one, call our office at (805) 437-1320 or academicadvise@vcoe.org.
    • Candidate employed outside of Ventura County: 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 DSC CTE Equivalency Program Fall 2018 Session: by January 15, 2019
    • for the DSC CTE and DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Programs Spring 2019 Session: by May 14, 2019
HOW TO REGISTER:
  • 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 should have received a coupon code to utilize during registration. If you did not receive one, call our office at (805) 437-1320 or email us at academicadvise@vcoe.org

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