• 6 Stages: Preliminary-to-Clear Credential


    The CTE or Adult Education preliminary-to-clear credentialing program offers an online or campus-based instructional sequence for an estimated cost of $3,875 (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
    • Complete a Certificate of Clearance through CTC.
    • Self-Evaluate using the CTE or Adult Education pre-qualifying worksheet.
    • Communicate with the district's CTE Coach, Daniel Spinka (daniel.spinka@ousd.org) to identify the specific credentialing area(s) you will pursue.


    1. Qualify for UC Berkeley Extension 


    1. Apply for a Preliminary Credential
    • Download and complete the Credential Authorization Form (do not include SS# or DOB).
    • We will contact you for final signatures and details for paying CTC fees ($50-$100). The first incentive payment for the CTE Incentive program is larger to offset administrative costs.
    • Submit your Plan for Completion


    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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