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 Teacher Induction Programís (NCTIP) Regional Office.

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

In order to clear the Preliminary Credential, Adult Education teachers participate in NCTIP. Each teaching credential has a unique set of standards that must be met in order to obtain the California Clear Credential. Besides Induction, Adult Education teachers need to meet additional credential requirements. Upon completion of Teacher Induction and additional credential requirements, 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.