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Credential in Designated Subjects Career Technical Education and Special Subjects Bridge for Clear Multiple or Single Subject Teachers - Track B

Credential in Designated Subjects Career Technical Education and Special Subjects Bridge for Clear Multiple or Single Subject Teachers - Track B

Hybrid Program

At-a-Glance

24 months

$1,800

UCR Extension

The DS "BRIDGE" program was modified from the standard DS program specifically for teachers holding a Clear Single or Multiple Subject credential with an EL Authorization. The focus of this program is to bridge your current Clear credential with a DS credential while preparing you to teach students looking to begin a vocational, technical, trade, or military career. Coursework emphasizes diverse learning concepts, innovative strategies in the classroom, content related to high-quality instruction, and developing and managing an effective DS classroom. Foster your desire for career growth through a new teaching experience, and pass along your expertise to eager learners.

Designed For

Experienced teachers holding a Clear Single or Multiple Subject credential with an EL authorization, and, who hold a current DS teaching position or have a verified employment offer that requires the DS Career Technical Education (CTE) or Special Subjects credential.

Industry sectors available for DS CTE credentials:

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

DS Special Subject credentials available:

Aviation Flight Instruction Basic Military Drill
Aviation Ground Instruction Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

What You'll Learn

  • Curriculum development and instructional planning skills related to developing occupational oriented knowledge and skills in developing lesson plans.
  • Strategies for planning instruction, which is relevant to the diverse needs of students and various occupations.
  • Classroom management strategies to develop and maintain a safe and effective learning environment.
  • Concepts surrounding the CTE and Special Subject professions with highlights touching on the legal and ethical issues in the field.

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Teaching positions are available in K-12 public schools.

Program Overview

Required

12 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“The UCR Extension Program offered the flexibility I needed to focus on my career while still completing my credentialing requirements. Thank you, UCR, for providing alternative programs for educators and working professionals.”

Lawrence Wynder

Executive Director
SCALE Leadership Academy Charter Schools
Azusa Pacific University, University Mentor

Earning the Certificate

This is an unconventional credential in that you must secure a job prior to earning the credential. Thus, candidates for this credential must currently hold a teaching position in the K-12 or adult public school system or have a verified offer of employment as a classroom teacher that requires the DS credential.

To get started, enroll in the first course, EDUC X814.7 Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program.

Prior to enrolling in the Orientation, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

CTE Requirements:

  • A teaching job or offer of employment that requires the DS credential.
  • Hold a Clear Single or Multiple Subject credential with an EL Authorization (Preliminary credential holders do not qualify for the "Bridge" program).
  • Three years of verified work experience* in the industry sector you would like to teach. (One year of recent, general K-12 teaching experience will count toward one year of the three-year requirement).

*Work experience must be verified on company letterhead, and must be signed and dated by the company Human Resources department or the appropriate hiring department. View a sample letter. The CTE credential is based on industry work experience; this must be actual work experience, not teaching the subject. For example, if you are hired to teach a course on how to become an electrician, you are required to verify that you have at least 3 years of experience working as an electrician.

Special Subjects Requirements:

  • A teaching job or offer of employment that requires the DS credential.
  • Hold a Clear Single or Multiple Subject credential with an EL Authorization (Preliminary credential holders do not qualify for the "Bridge" program).
  • Four years of verified experience. For Special Subjects, the military experience must be recent. At least one year of the experience must be within the three-year period immediately preceding the issuance of the credential.
  • Completion of a U.S. Constitution course or exam.
  • Copy of Discharge Form (DD Form 214) or retirement certification, if applicable.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Orientation

Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program

EDUC 814.7

Quarter 1

DS Career Technical Education Core for Single/Multiple Subject Teachers

EDUC X309.08

4.5 units

Quarter 2

Implementation of Health Instruction Framework for California Schools

EDUC X451.01

2 units

Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE) to English Learners for SB1292 Staff Development Certificate of Completion

EDUC X426.21

4.5 units

Quarter 3

CPR and Basic First Aid

EDUC X351.4

1 units

U.S. Constitution Examination

EDUC 850

Instructor Spotlight

“Focusing on the CTE vision, I have been a leader in building a strong CTE educational system across California that is based upon rigorous and relevant stands. I served on the CTE Education Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and my passion brought me to UCR Extension to teach the courses that will produce top-quality teachers.”

Dr. Irene Fujii

Specialist in Educational Leadership & Consultant
Past President, California Association for Regional Occupational Programs
Graham, Washington

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