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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.

There are "General Subjects: Personal Development," "General Subjects: Career Technical Education" and "Academic" subjects that can be listed on a credential. For additional information regarding credential subjects, refer to the CTC's DSC Adult Ed Informational Leaflet.

Announcements

DSC Adult Ed Program Registration for 2018-19 is now closed

The 2019-2020 application period is tentatively scheduled to begin early August 2019. To be notified once it opens, complete the Request for Program Enrollment Notification form. 

DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Program

The Fall 2018 session of the DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Program is scheduled to open in October 2018. This is a special program option at a reduced rate for individuals that hold BOTH a California Preliminary Adult Ed credential AND a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential. To register for this program, click HERE.

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 (click the category of "DSC Candidates").

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