Career & Technical Education Credential Program -- Under Senate Bill (SB) 1104

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Teachers College of San Joaquin (TCSJ) offers a California Teaching Credential approved Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Preparation Program (formally known as vocational education).

The Preliminary Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in the subject or subjects named on the credential in grade 12 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 grade 12 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.

Requirements for Three-Year Preliminary CTE Teaching Credential
1) Three years of full-time successful and recent experience in the subject(s) to be named on the credential;
2) Possession of a high school diploma or passage of an equivalency examination;
3) Fingerprint clearance; and
4) Recommendation from a CTE program sponsor that has been notified by the Commission that it may begin recommending individuals based on three years of experience.
(Recency Requirement) At least one year of the required work experience must be within the last five years, or two years within the last ten years, immediately preceding the issuance of the preliminary credential.

Initial Teacher Preparation Program:
This program is for people who do not already hold a valid teaching credential. Coursework for the credential typically takes fifteen to eighteen months to complete.

Accelerated Teacher Preparation Program:
Holders of a valid clear Single, Multiple Subject or Education Specialist teaching credential may receive equivalencies pending review of official transcripts for credential work. This program can usually be completed in six months.

Our classes are held twice a week from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30/8:30 p.m in Stockton, CA

We are NOT an online program and attendance is mandatory.

To learn more, visit www.teacherscollegesj.edu.