Adult Education Credential

This credential is grounded in rationale based on sound theory of adult teaching and learning, and incorporates a variety of effective teaching strategies and behaviors. The use of technology is integrated, and coursework is sequenced to reflect the principles of teacher development.

Our Graduates

The clear full-time designated subjects adult education teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach the subjects named on the credential in courses organized primarily for adults. In addition, the holder may serve as a substitute in courses organized primarily for adults for not more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year.

The clear part-time adult education teaching credential authorizes the holder to teach not more than half-time in the subject named on the credential in courses organized primarily for adults.

Admissions Requirements

  • Academic category: bachelor's degree and/or verification of units within each subject area to be named on the credential
  • Non-academic category: Five years of work experience related to each subject area to be named on the credential (or a combination of formal coursework and work experience in subject area)
  • Passage of CBEST (for academic category only)
  • High school graduation (or equivalent)
  • Fulfillment of the US Constitution requirement (except for part-time credential)
  • Fingerprint clearance through Department of Justice
  • CTC Application Form 41-4
  • Processing fees
  • DSE program admissions application
  • Advisement regarding requirements for clear credential
  • Recommendation by DSE program sponsor authorized signatory

Further Info

This program consists of three course in Level I and two courses in Level II for a total of 10 semester units. These courses meet the teacher preparation course requirements for the designated subject adult education credential. Level I courses should be completed prior to Level II courses.

Required Courses
Level I
DSE 311 Computer Technology in the Classroom 1 unit
DSE 325 Instructional Strategies & Evaluation 2 units
DSE 335 Perspectives on the Adult Learner 2 units
Level II
DSE 312 Curriculum, Instructional Technology, Community Legislation & Occupational Relations 3 units
DSE 340 Adult Learning through Interpersonal Relations, Counseling & Guidance 2 units

View the course schedule.