The designated subjects education program offers four credentials to equip teacher candidates with the appropriate techniques to connect to the language, skills and abilities of career technical and adult education students. All of the credentials offered through the DSE program are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).


  • Meet teaching challenges and discover opportunities for professional growth in culturally and economically diverse learning environments
  • Effective teaching practices related to positive outcomes for DSE learners
  • Practical techniques for engaging students and adults in learning, managing the classroom, and increasing student achievemen
  • Teaching practices that are realistic and successful

Career opportunities

This program enables graduates to teach adults and career technical students. Upon successful completion of all coursework, candidates may apply for the clear designated subject credential.