• CTE @ ACOE Career Technical Education Teacher Credentialing

    The Alameda County Office of Education offers an all-online Clear Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Credentialing Program.
    Qualifying candidates will be granted the Preliminary CTE Credential and will participate in ACOE’s Clear CTE program.


    Teachers who possess a valid clear single-subject, multiple-subject, or educational specialist credential take an 8-week course.


    To participate in ACOE’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing-accredited program, simply visit our website and follow the  3 Steps to Apply.


    Program Duration






    Application Deadlines

    Spring Term: March 4, 2022

    Fall Term: August 29, 2022


    State Minimum Requirements

    Actual industry experience (not teaching): 1 year full-time or 1,000 hours part-time in the last 5 years, or, 2 years full-time or 2,000 hours part-time in the last 10 years.
    This work can be for an employer, including extra-curricular work, self-employment, volunteering, and/or avocational (hobby).

    Overall 3-year Work Experience: One year of teaching experience counts as one year towards this requirement. Industry-related college credit counts up to 2 years.


    Follow the 3 Steps to Apply for details. Questions? Email cte@acoe.org or call (510) 670-7713.


    UC Berkeley Extension Career Technical Education Teacher Credential Step-by-Step


    The CTE or Adult Education preliminary-to-clear credentialing program offers an online or campus-based instructional sequence for an estimated cost of $4,125 (CTE) or $3,310 (Adult Ed) for applicants who do not have a cleared single or multiple subject credential. Note that each of the stages must be fully completed before proceeding to the next.


    1. Get District/School Pre-Approval


    1. Qualify for UC Berkeley Extension 


    1. Apply for a Preliminary Credential


    1. Insert CTE Incentive Information


    1. Complete Coursework and Teaching Requirement


    1. Apply for a Clear Credential



    *Bridge Pathway for Current Credential Holders: 

    Individuals who already possess a valid and qualifying CTC credential are eligible for a shortened program requiring the completion of only one course (CTE or Adult Ed Foundations) and only one year of teaching in the designated subject area. For details see: Bridge Program Requirements / Waivers.



     To see other CTC approved credential programs that may suit you, visit the CTC.CA.GOV for a complete list. 

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