Designated Subjects Credential Services

Adult Education, Career Technical Education, Supervision and Coordination Credentials

 

Los Angeles County Office of Education - Career Technical Education (LACOE-CTE) is an approved Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Program Sponsor for the Designated Subjects (DS) Credentials in Career Technical Education, Adult Education, and Supervision and Coordination. The Designated Subjects Credentials Unit processes the Preliminary and Clear Career Technical Education and Adult Education Credentials as well as the Supervision and Coordination Credential for qualified candidates. In collaboration with the University of San Diego (USD), LACOE-CTE provides a sequence of coursework that prepares candidates to become successful and effective Adult Education and Career Technical Education teachers, supervisors and coordinators.
COVID-19 Scheduling

NOTE TO CREDENTIAL APPLICANTS: No Appointments or Drop Offs at LACOE

LACOE buildings are closed to the public effective 3/16/20. We will no longer accept appointments or drops offs until further notice. Emails and voicemails are being monitored remotely. Please contact our office at 562-922-6798 if more information is needed. Credential applications are still being processed and may be mailed as follows:

Linda Matzek, LACOE-CTE Credential Services

9300 Imperial Highway

Downey, CA 90242-2890

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has continued to process credentials but is unavailable by telephone. If needed, CTC may be contacted via email at credentials@ctc.ca.gov or via Live Chat through their live chat link (available Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm) at www.ctc.ca.gov.

Designated Subjects Credentials Coursework
How to Apply for a Designated Subjects Credential
Career Technical Education (CTE) Preliminary Designated SubjectsCareer Technical Education (CTE) Preliminary Designated Subjects
For first-time credential applicants (even if you hold a credential in another state, you are still considered a first-time applicant in California)....Read more
Career Technical Education (CTE) Preliminary Designated SubjectsCareer Technical Education (CTE) Preliminary Designated Subjects
For applicants with a valid Educator's Credential, Certificate and/or Permit on file with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)...Read more
Adult Education Preliminary (Academic or non-Academic) Designated SubjectsAdult Education Preliminary (Academic or non-Academic) Designated Subjects
For first time credential applicants (if you hold a credential in another state, you are a first-time applicant in California)...Read more
Adult Education Preliminary (Academic or non-Academic) Designated SubjectsAdult Education Preliminary (Academic or non-Academic) Designated Subjects
For applicants with a valid Educator's Credential, Certificate and/or Permit on file with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)...Read more
Career Technical Education “Clear” Designated Subjects Career Technical Education “Clear” Designated Subjects
For applicants "clearing" a Preliminary CTE Credential after completing all coursework and credential requirements...Read more
Adult Education “Clear” Designated SubjectsAdult Education “Clear” Designated Subjects
For applicants “clearing” a Preliminary Adult Education Credential after completing all coursework and credential requirements [only for Preliminary AE Credentials issued after January 31, 2013 under "new regulations"]. ...Read more
Supervision and CoordinationSupervision and Coordination
For applicants with a clear full-time AE or CTE credential who have completed the Level 3 course and the CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test). [Note: This credential is accepted only by some ROCPs and Adult Schools for specific supervisory positions.]...Read more
Preliminary AE and CTE Credential ExtensionsPreliminary AE and CTE Credential Extensions
If you currently have a teaching position, you may apply for a one-year extension through LACOE if you meet the CTC guidelines. If you are not teaching, you may let your preliminary AE or CTE credential expire and then apply for a clear credential once you have completed the requirements. ...Read more
U.S. Constitution RequirementU.S. Constitution Requirement
Passage of the U.S. Constitution is required for the Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education credentials. Detailed information is provided on the attachment. ...Read more

LACOE does not discriminate against individuals based on age, actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. LACOE complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. If you are disabled and require assistance in accessing the program, please contact the Designated Subjects Credential Program at 562-922-6798.

Contacts

Credentials
Linda Matzek
Coordinator II

Lucy Domingo
CTE & AE Credential Specialist
(562) 922-6798

Christina Fuentes
CTE & AE Credential Specialist
(562) 922-6744

Nancy Wagner
Contract Consultant
(562) 922-6335

Program Instructors
Laurel Adler
Vickie Burch
Irene Cox
Cherise Moore
Maureen Sinclair
Nancy Wagner
Tracie Zerpoli