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The Preliminary or Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Credential (DSC AE) authorizes the holder to teach in the subject(s) named on the credential in classes organized primarily for adults.

The DSC AE Credential is a two-tiered credential:

  • Individuals first qualify for the initial credential called a "preliminary" based mainly on their actual work experience and/or educational background in the subject(s).
  • Once the individual has obtained the preliminary credential, they must complete additional requirements 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.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR WILL OPEN MAY 2022


To receive email notification when future courses open, please complete the

 Request for Enrollment Notification form

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Academic Advise

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Call 805-437-1320 or email academicadvise@vcoe.org

If you have specific credentialing questions that our website, or the DSC department could not help with, please schedule a phone advisement with our Senior Academic Advisor, Diana Westbrook here: Calendly