North Coast School of Education

Designated Subjects Credential Program

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The Designated Subjects Program is a pathway to earning a Career Technical Education or Adult Education Teaching Credential. NCSOE’s state accredited Designated Subjects Credential Program is designed for New Credential Holders (individuals who have never held a teaching credential) and Existing Credential Holders (individuals that already hold a teaching credential).

Candidates are employed as teachers of a Career Technical Education or Adult Education class while receiving ongoing support from program staff, course Instructors and an Assignment Reader to earn a Clear Teaching Credential. New Credential Holders also receive support from Designated Subjects credentialed Mentors who meet weekly with Candidates, providing “just-in-time” coaching and support with short and long-term goal setting.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)

Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE) credentialed teachers support elementary, middle and high school students in meeting high academic standards and the essential knowledge and transferable skills to match rapidly changing workplace requirements. To become a Career & Technical Education teacher, a teacher must first earn the three-year Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Credential, available through NCSOE’s Designated Subjects Credential Program, and then participate in NCSOE’s Designated Subjects Credential Program.

  1. To apply for the Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE credential, you must submit a complete credential application to NCSOE's regional office. Details on the application requirements can be found on the Career Technical Education Credential webpage.
  2. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a welcome email that confirms your acceptance into the program and provides instructions on next steps as a New Credential Holder.

Teachers who hold an existing Clear California Teaching Credential and are teaching an industry sector CTE class, may earn a Clear CTE Credential through a one-year Designated Subjects Program.

  1. To apply for the Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE credential, you must submit a complete credential application to NCSOE's regional office. Details on the application requirements can be found on the Career Technical Education Credential webpage.
  2. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a welcome email that confirms your acceptance into the program and provides instructions on next steps as an Existing Credential Holder.

ADULT EDUCATION

Designated Subjects Adult Education (AE) credentialed teachers provide lifelong educational opportunities and services to adult learners. To become an AE teacher, a teacher must first earn the three-year Preliminary Credential available through NCSOE’s Designated Subjects Credential Program.

  1. To apply for the Preliminary Designated Subjects AE credential, you must submit a complete application to NCSOE's regional office. Details on the application requirements can be found on the Adult Education Credential webpage.
  2. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a welcome email that confirms your acceptance into the program and provides instructions on next steps as a New Credential Holder.

Teachers who hold an existing Clear California Teaching Credential and are teaching an Adult Education (AE) class, may earn a Clear AE Credential through a one-year Designated Subjects Program.

  1. To apply for the Preliminary Designated Subjects AE credential, you must submit a complete application to NCSOE's regional office. Details on the application requirements can be found on the Adult Education Credential webpage.
  2. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a welcome email that confirms your acceptance into the program and provides instructions on next steps as an Existing Credential Holder.

IMPORTANT!

Always use the same email address for each of the following NCSOE accounts:

  • NCSOE program enrollment (online enrollment form)
  • NCSOE/SCOE account (class registration for live synchronous classes)
  • Canvas account (online asynchronous coursework and where you track program progress/completion)

Do you need to update your email? Read these Instructions.

NCSOE sends program communications through MailChimp and Canvas. To make sure you receive these important messages, we strongly recommend that you add the following emails to your Contacts:

  • ncsoe-noreply@scoe.org - eNews (Mailchimp)
  • notifications@instructure.com - Course Notifications (Canvas)

Enrollment Steps for New and Returning Mentors:

  1. Enroll in NCSOE: As soon as you have been assigned to a mentee, complete the Mentor Enrollment Form.. All Mentors, even if returning from a previous year, must complete the enrollment form each year. Only complete the Enrollment form once each year, even if you are mentoring more than one mentee in more than one NCSOE program. If you receive an additional mentee assignment after having completed the enrollment form, please contact your Program Coordinator so we can update our records.
  2. Complete The Launch Canvas Course: This online welcome Canvas course is updated each year and is required for both new and returning Mentors. The Launch provides important program information, updates and next steps.
  3. Attend a Program Orientation: Register for and attend a program orientation with your mentee. Registration opens August 3, 2022.
  4. Begin meeting the Mentor Academy Requirements: Register for classes here.
    • New NCSOE Mentors: Register for and attend at least one required Mentor Academy (MAC-DS 311, 312 or 313) during the first semester. New Mentors are required to attend all three academies by the end of the program year.
    • Returning Mentors: Register for and attend one of the following Mentor Academies during the first semester: MAC 304, 305 or 306. By the end of the program year, you will need to have attended two additional Mentor Academies or professional opportunities of your choice. (If you did not attend MAC 301-303 or MAC-DS 311-313, you will be required to do this first).

For more information about NCSOE's Designated Subjects Programs,
please contact our office at (707) 524-2818 or at ncsoe@scoe.org.