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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 this DSC Adult Ed Subjects Chart


DSC Advisement Fee

Payment of this fee is required for VCOE DSC Credential recommendation and advisement. To make payment of this fee, go to Under "DSC Candidates" click "DSC Advisement". Follow the instructions to complete payment.

DSC Adult Ed Program Registration for 2019-20

The 2019-2020 application period is now closed. The 2020-21 application period is scheduled to open in Summer 2020. To receive notice when registration is open, please complete the Request for Enrollment Notification form.

DSC Adult Ed Equivalency Program

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. The program is offered each Fall and Spring semester. To register for this program, click HERE.

Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support and Effectiveness 805-437-1320
Sally Serles Coordinator 805-437-1320
Shannon McDonald Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320
Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

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Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

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