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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.


DSC Program Registration 2017-2018

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is now closed. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2018-19 school year, please complete a Request for Program Enrollment Notification.

DSC Equivalency Program 2017-2018

This program is for DSC Credential holders that also hold another California teaching credential (e.g., Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist). Registration is now open until December 15, 2017. For more information and to register, please contact our office at (805) 437-1320 or

Links and Resources
Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support Services 805-437-1320
Lisa Darling-Daniel Coordinator 805-437-1320
Sarah Kennelty Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320
Kathy Friel Academic Advisor 805-437-1320