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 information on Designated Subjects teaching credentials, including waivers, issued in the last five years. The Commission uses the fiscal year starting from 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. Access the Glossary for more information about terms used on this page. Access 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
Data below display the number of new credentials issued, including by subject area, in the last five years. Designated Subjects Adult Education, Career Technical Education and Special Subjects teaching credentials are initially issued as a preliminary credential. An initial clear credential may be issued via National Board Certification. The Designated Subjects Supervision and Coordination credential can only be issued for individuals who already hold a valid Designated Subjects teaching credential. No subject authorizations are issued on the Supervision and Coordination credential.
Click the tabs below to view data by total credentials issued or total credentials issued by subject area. Use the drop down menus to search data by credential name, segment, institution and/or subject area. Data include issuances with “No Segment”. “No Segment” indicates that the credential holder earned the credential via National Board Certification. No institution will be associated with No segment.
Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials Issued as Upgrades or Renewals in the Last Five Years
Data below display the number of credentials issued, including by subject area, as upgrades or renewals in the last five years. A clear credential indicates that all education and program requirements for the credential have been met. Credential holders with a preliminary teaching credential may upgrade to a clear credential. Preliminary credentials have a five year expiration date and are not renewable. Clear credential holders may renew their credential to ensure that it remains valid for employment. Clear credentials have a five year expiration date and are renewable. 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.
Upgrade: Preliminary credential holders have been recommended by the Commission-approved preparation program to obtain a clear credential.
Renewal: Credential holders renew their clear credential due to the five year expiration date.
Click the tabs below to view data by total credentials issued or total credentials issued by subject area. Use the drop down menu below to search data by year, segment and/or institution name. Institution data are not available for credentials issued as renewals.
Designated Subjects Teaching Waivers Issued in the Last Five Years
Data below display the number of waivers issued by credential area, county, school district and subject area 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.
Use the drop down menus to search data by subject area, year, county and/or school district. More than one county and school district can be issued on a waiver.