CTE Credential

DSC Career Technical Education Credential (CTE) credential holders are authorized to teach specific academic and non-academic subjects in grades 12 and below in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses. 



Preliminary Credential

Individuals first apply for a preliminary credential based mainly on their work experience aligned to an industry sector.  The preliminary credential is valid for 3 years. Choose one of the options below to begin the preliminary credential application process.

⇒ I currently hold a CA teaching credential  
⇒ I DO NOT hold a CA teaching credential


Clear Credential

During the 3 years of the preliminary credential, additional requirements must be completed to earn the final credential called a "clear". To satisfy the credential requirement, you must be employed in a CTE teaching position and complete a CTE program. The VCOE online program consists of three courses, Fall, Spring, and Summer. Program costs are currently $2,750. There is a $150 non-refundable program registration fee due at the time of registering. Once a clear credential is earned, it includes an authorization to teach to English Learners, is valid for five years, and is renewable online through the CTC's website.

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