North Coast School of Education

Adult Education Credential


Designated Subjects Adult Education (AE) credentialed teachers provide lifelong educational opportunities and services to adult learners. To become an Adult Education teacher, a teacher must first earn the five-year Preliminary Designated Subjects AE Credential, available through the North Coast School of Education Regional Office.

To learn more about the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's (CTC) eligibility requirements for earning a Designated Subjects AE Teaching Credential, download CTC’s leaflet CL-697B.

In order to clear the Preliminary Credential, Adult Education teachers participate in NCSOE's Designated Subjects two-year program.

Each teaching credential has a unique set of standards that must be met in order to obtain the California Clear Credential. Program requirements vary depending on past teaching experience and California credentials. Upon completion of NCSOE's Designated Subjects Program, Adult Education teachers are eligible to apply for their Clear Credential.

To apply for a Preliminary Designated Subjects AE credential, you will need to submit a complete application to your county office of education's Credential Analyst. For more information about enrolling in our program, please contact our office at (707) 524-2818.

All application materials are submitted to NCSOE for recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).