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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

Fall 2020 Registration Now Open!

Adult Eduction Program Registration Instructions


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.

Adult Education Equivalency Program Registration Instructions
Contacts
Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support and Effectiveness 805-437-1320 kuebelhardt@vcoe.org
Sally Serles Coordinator 805-437-1320 sserles@vcoe.org
Rose Evans Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320 roevans@vcoe.org
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org