The Commission issues credentials to individuals who have completed all credential requirements for the Designated Subjects Adult Education, Career Technical Education, Special Subjects and Supervision and Coordination credential (see Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Requirements).  Designated Subjects credential holders are authorized to teach specific academic and non-academic subjects primarily to adults in courses such as career technical, trade or vocational.

This page provides the number of new and renewed Designated Subjects teaching credentials, including waivers, issued in the last five years.  The Commission uses fiscal year starting July 1 to June 30 to report the number of credentials and waivers issued.  Data files can also be accessed in the Data and Resources section at the bottom of the page. Go to the Glossary for more information about terms used on this page.  Go to the How to Use Dashboards page for tips on how to search and view data on this page.


New Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials Issued in the Last Five Years

Designated Subjects Adult Education, Career Technical Education and Special Subjects teaching credentials are initially issued as a preliminary credential.  The Designated Subjects Supervision and Coordination credential can only be issued for individuals who already hold a valid Designated Subjects teaching credential.  Additionally, there are no subject authorizations issued on the credential.

The figures and tables below display how many new credentials were issued by credential name, segment, institution and subject area in the last five years.  Search using the drop down menus.


Renewed Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials Issued in the Last Five Years

Renewed Designated Subjects teaching credentials indicate that preliminary credential holders have completed all clear credential requirements to earn a clear credential or clear credential holders are renewing their clear credential due to the five year expiration date. As a result, renewed credentials are only issued as a clear credential. Renewed credentials may also include no longer issued credentials such as the Vocational Education Teaching Credential. Although the Vocational Education Teaching Credential is no longer issued, the credential maintains its validity status. Institution data are not available.

The figures and tables below display how many renewed clear credentials were issued and by subject area in the last five years. Search using the drop down menus.


Designated Subjects Teaching Waivers Issued in the Last Five Years

When a fully credentialed teacher who holds a Designated Subjects credential cannot be found to fill a position, waivers may be issued.  Waivers may be issued or denied based upon the criteria and factors such as the school district’s continuing needs; the support the school district will provide to the applicant; or extenuating, extraordinary and unanticipated circumstances.  

The figures and tables below display how many waivers were issued by credential area, county, school district and subject area in the last five years.  More than one county and school district can be issued on a waiver.  Search using the drop down menus.


CTC Data Inquiries

For inquiries regarding the Commission's data, contact: ctcdata@ctc.ca.gov

Updated November 05, 2019