CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

What is a Career Technical Education Credential?

The Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in the subject or subjects named on the credential in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses.

The Clear Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in the subject or subjects named on the credential in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, including services to English learners in Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE) in career technical, trade or vocational courses.

Visit the CTC website to determine if you meet the credential qualifications.

  • Delivery format is Face to Face only: You must be able to attend classes in Stockton by 4:30 p.m. twice a week
  • Program is 12-15 months in length
  • All credential coursework and fieldwork required to clear your credential must be completed within three years of being issued the preliminary credential. For this reason, we do not allow you to file for your preliminary credential until you have secured a CTE teaching position.
  • You must be employed with one our partner districts, you can view our Partner Districts.

If you already hold a valid California Teaching Credential, you can obtain the CTE credential through our accelerated program. This program includes:

  • CURR118: Foundations of Teaching Career and Technical Education (.5)
  • CURR221 Health & Safety Curriculum & Instruction (1)
  • CURR246: Industry Sector Content Instruction (1)
  • CURR281 Practicum/Field Work (1)
Tuition will be calculated at a per unit rate.

*Upon evaluation of official transcripts, some equivalencies may be granted for past coursework.

After securing employment in a CTE position, enroll in the college (see admissions criteria below).

After enrolling in the college, you will be notified (via email) by the TCSJ registrar with details to schedule an appointment to process your CTE credential.

The Program Advisor will contact you with an appointment for orientation.

CTE Coursework (22 Units)

Candidates are required to secure a teaching position and apply for the Preliminary Designated Subject Teaching Credential prior to enrolling in the early orientation coursework.

  • EDUC100 Technology to Support Teaching & Learning (1)
  • EDUC101 Setting the Stage for Learning (2)
  • EDUC102 Equitable Access for English Learners (2)
  • EDUC103 Panning Instruction (2)
  • EDUC104 Preparing to Teach Reading (1)
  • EDUC105 Preparing to Teach and Assess (1)
  • CURR118A Foundations for Teaching Career and Technical Education (0)
  • CURR220 Classroom Management & Discipline (2)
  • CURR240 Instructional Strategies for Secondary Students (1)
  • CURR241 Adolescent Development (1)
  • CURR246 Industry Sector Content Instruction (1)
  • CURR251 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students (1)
  • CURR252 Instructional Strategies for English Learners (1)
  • CURR281 Support Supervision: CTE (1)
  • CURR282 Support Supervision: CTE (1)
  • SPED221 Exceptional Learners I: Differentiation in the Classroom (1)
  • CURR221 Health & Safety Curriculum & Instruction (1)
  • TECH290 Technology in the Classroom (1)

View courses descriptions

Admissions Criteria

  1. Online Application
  2. High School Diploma Requirement/Transcripts
  3. Proof of Employment
  4. Certificate of Clearance (not required if applicant has a valid document issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, e.g. 30-day substitute permit.)
  5. Emergency Contact Form (within application)
  6. Acceptable Use Policy & Computer Use Agreement Form (within application)
  7. Audio/Photo/Video Media Release Form (within application)
  8. $50 non-refundable application fee
  9. Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit

Current California Teaching Credential or Designated Subjects Credential applicants must submit items 1-2, 5-11*

*If you hold a California Teaching Credential, you can obtain the CTE credential through our accelerated program. Application and Credential information will be reviewed by a TCSJ IMPACT coordinator. Additional requirements set by the CTC may be required for program enrollment and/or completion.

Emergency Contact Form Certificate Of Clearance Information Live Scan Application Self-Employed Work Sample Full-Time Work Sample Part-Time Work Sample

Tuition

Please visit the Tuition page for full details.

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Veterans

Teachers College of San Joaquin is approved by the California State approved Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

TCSJ will maintain a written record of the previous education and training (e.g. transcripts) of veterans and eligible persons. The record will clearly indicate if credit has been granted and candidates will be notified accordingly per 21.4253 (d)(3)