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Adult Education and Career Technical Education Credentials

Adult Education Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials authorize the holder to teach specific academic and non-academic subjects as named on the credential in courses organized primarily for adults, and in adult education programs administered by elementary and secondary school districts. In addition, the holder may serve as a substitute in courses organized primarily for adults for not more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year.

Career Technical Education Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials authorize the holder to teach the subjects named on the credential in grades 12 and below, and in classes organized primarily for adults, in technical, trade or vocational courses which shall be part of a program of technical, trade or vocational education. In addition, the holder may serve as a substitute in any vocational class for up to 30 days for any one teacher during the school year.

Vocational Education Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials are no longer available for initial issuance; however, they may still be renewed. Please refer to the information for Career Technical Education Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials if you are seeking an initial credential authorizing vocational or career technical education on or after November 1, 2007.


Information for All Candidates


California Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates


Out-of-State Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates


Out-of-Country Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates, except that the course work and/or degrees posted to a foreign transcript must be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation agency before the Commission can consider them for certification purposes.


Additional Resources

Updated January 2, 2008