Career Technical Education Credential
Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE) credentialed teachers support elementary, middle and high school students with core academic knowledge, and the essential knowledge and transferable skills to match rapidly shifting workplace requirements. To become an Adult Education teacher, a candidate must first earn the three-year Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Credential.
Applying for the Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Credential
To become a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, candidates must first apply for a Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Credential by submitting a completed application to your county office of education's Credential Analyst and enroll in a Designated Subjects CTE Credential Program. The Preliminary CTE Credential is valid for three years, authorizing the credential holder to teach adults and grades 12 and below in the subject area(s) named on the credential.
For more information about enrolling in our program, please contact our office at (707) 524-2818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials are submitted to NCSOE for recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Earning the Clear Designated Subjects CTE Credential
In order to clear the Preliminary Credential, CTE teachers participate in NCSOE’s Designated Subjects CTE Credential Program. Each teaching credential has a unique set of standards that must be met in order to obtain the California Clear Credential. Upon completion of NCSOE's Designated Subjects Program and any additional credential requirements, CTE teachers are eligible to apply for their Clear Credential.
- * CTE Preliminary Application
- CTE Clear Application
- Adding an Industry Sector
* A fillable PDF version of the New and Existing Credential Holders Checklist is available upon request. Please email email@example.com.
Quick Links and Related Documents
- CDE webpage on CTE
- CTC’s Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential Leaflet CL-888
- CTC’s CTE webpage
- CTC Step-by-Step Guide for Account Access
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