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  • WELCOME

    ACOE’s College of Education offers an all-online California Clear Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Credential program for people new to teaching and existing teachers.

    All courses are online and asynchronous, which means you can complete coursework from wherever you are and at the times of the day that are convenient to you.

    Candidates who qualify and complete the admissions process may teach CTE courses in the industry sector they are authorized to teach and will be admitted into our Clear Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Credentialing Program.

    Please note, the CTE Program Office is closed June 20-July 4. We are accepting payments and applications during this time. 

    Our Programs
    The first-time credential holder program has a sequence of two 8-week courses. There is a fall/winter cohort and a spring/summer cohort. 

    The program for existing clear credential holders has one 8-week course. It is offered in both the fall and spring. This program is intended for individuals who currently possess a clear multiple-subject, single-subject or education specialist teaching credential. 

    The program of advanced preparation is offered in the summer only.  For an explanation of each program, see the Program Overview.

    3 Steps to Apply
    Are you pursuing a Preliminary CTE Credential? See our 3 Steps to Apply.

    Transfer Students
    Click here if you currently possess a Preliminary CTE Credential and wish to transfer to our program to clear your credential. 

    Expired Credential
    If your Preliminary CTE Credential has expired, please see the "Expiration of Preliminary CTE Credential" section on our Policies page and contact our office for information before applying. 

    Industry Sectors

    • Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Building and Construction Trades
    • Business and Finance
    • Education, Child Development, and Family Services
    • Energy, Environment, and Utilities
    • Engineering and Architecture
    • Fashion and Interior Design
    • Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
    • Information and Communication Technologies
    • Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Marketing, Sales, and Service
    • Public Services
    • Transportation

    APPLICATION DATES & DEADLINES

    Qualifying applicants may begin their program of study in the fall or spring terms. The winter and summer terms are intended for existing students and transfer students.

    Terms

    Application Filing Period

    Fall 2022  04/15/22 - 08/26/22
    Winter 2023 10/17/22 - 11/18/22*
    Spring 2023 10/17/22 - 03/03/23
    Summer 2023 10/17/22 - 06/02/23*

    *Transfers students only

    Terms

    Tuition Due Dates

    Summer 2022 06/27/22
    Fall 2022 09/16/22
    Winter 2022 12/16/22
    Spring 2023 03/24/23
    Summer 2023 06/16/23

     


     

    COURSE SCHEDULE

     First-time Credential-holder Program
     For candidates not possessing a clear teaching credential
     
     CTE 101 Preparing to Teach All Students
    Terms Course Dates
    Fall 2022 09/26/22-11/18/22
    Spring 2023 04/10/23-06/02/23
     
     CTE 102 Preparing to Teach All Students
    Terms Course Dates
    Summer 2022 7/5/22-8/19/22
    Winter 2023 01/09/23-03/03/23
    Summer 2023 07/10/23-09/01/23

     

     Clear Credential-holder Program
     For candidates who possess a clear teaching credential
     
     CTE 103 Foundations of CTE for All Students
    Terms Course Dates
    Fall 2022 09/26/22-11/18/22
    Spring 2023 04/10/23-06/01/23

     

     Advanced Personalized Preparation
     Prerequisite CTE 102 or CTE 103
     
     CTE 104 Advanced CTE Curriculum Integration
    Terms Course Dates
    Summer 2022 07/5/22-08/19/22

     


     

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is Career Technical Education (CTE)?

    CTE is a program of study at the middle or high school level integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge. There are 15 CTE subject areas called industry sectors. Teachers holding a Preliminary CTE teaching credential are authorized to teach courses within the industry sector on their credential.

    How do I apply to ACOE's program?

    1. Determine whether you qualify.
    2. Pay the Program Fee.
    3. Mail in your application materials in one envelope.

    See 3 Steps to Apply for details.

    When can I start teaching and taking classes?

    1. Apply to the program.
    2. Qualified candidates will be asked to get a Certificate of Clearance if they do not have one. Directions will be provided.
    3. Pay the Commission on Teacher Credentialing fees and ACOE tuition deposit.

    See 3 Steps to Apply for details.

    How do I complete the program and get my Clear CTE Credential?

    1. Satisfy the CTE teaching or advanced personalized preparation requirement.
    2. Satisfy the U.S. Constitution and Health Education requirements.
    3. Complete your coursework.

    Download the Program Overview for details.

    I don’t live or work in Alameda County. Can I earn a credential through your program and use it where I work?

    Yes! The ACOE online CTE credential program is available to you no matter your location. A CTE teaching credential authorizes someone to teach a CTE course in their industry sector in any public school in California.

    What are the industry sectors?

    • Agriculture and Natural Resources 
    • Arts, Media, and Entertainment 
    • Building and Construction Trades 
    • Business and Finance 
    • Education, Child Development, and Family Services 
    • Energy, Environment, and Utilities 
    • Engineering and Architecture
    • Fashion and Interior Design 
    • Health Science and Medical Technology 
    • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation 
    • Information and Communication Technologies 
    • Manufacturing and Product Development 
    • Marketing Sales and Service 
    • Public Services
    • Transportation