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OCDE CTE Teacher Credential Program​

First-Time Credential Program

CTE 101 – Teacher Preparation Course - $1000.00

The Teacher Preparation Course is mandatory for all candidates new to teaching and introduces candidates to fundamental precepts and practices of education. The course provides an overview for teachers of learning concepts and developmental skills as they relate to CTE and Adult Education.


CTE 102 – Instructional Practices of CTE (Prerequisite CTE 101) - $1000.00

The Instructional Practices of CTE Course provides a foundation of instructional practices for CTE teachers by providing the educational concepts and skills (including special needs) as they relate to CTE. Instruction fulfills the competencies as identified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Program Standards 8-16 and the Teacher Performance Expectations.


EL 100 - Teaching English Learners Course (Prerequisite CTE 101 & 102) - $375.00

This course is designed to help candidates know and apply specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) to make curriculum content comprehensible to English learners. It will provide information on how to access assessment data on English learner students to design appropriate instruction, including relevant state and federal laws; current research findings and practices, cognitive, pedagogical, and individual factors that affect language acquisition; historical and cultural traditions relevant to learning English; and student access to and achievement in the curriculum. This course will also emphasize the key role of content standards and standards-based assessment in planning instruction for English learners. Candidates in the program will practice a variety of systematic instructional strategies to make content comprehensible to English learners.


HLTH 100 - Health Education for Educators Course - $375.00

Taking a whole-child view of health including physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing, Health Education for Educators provides a foundation of instructional content for teachers by providing the educational concepts as they relate to the Health Framework Standards. Instruction fulfills the competencies as identified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Program Standards.

Credential Holders Program

CTE 100 – CTE Core (Foundations) - $900.00 (Will cost $1000.00 effetive January 1, 2021)

The CTE Core course is mandatory for all candidates holding a clear multiple subject, single subject or education specialist California teaching credential and have an authorization to teach English
learners, at least one year of teaching experience while holding the original credential, and two years of occupational experience in the specific industry sector for the CTE credential they wish to
obtain (Work experience based on qualifications set by CTC, approved alternatives, or substitutions will qualify).

This CTE Core class introduces candidates to fundamental precepts of teaching in a CTE environment. The course provides instructional pedagogical theories in relation to skilled trades,
applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. Instruction fulfills the competencies as identified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Program Standard 13.


Other Courses

CTE 104 – Advanced Teacher Preparation Course (Prerequisite CTE 101, 102 & EL100) - $950.00 (Will cost $1000.00 effective January 1, 2021)

The Advanced Preparation Course is the culminating course of study in the OCDE CTE Teacher Credentialing Program for candidates who have successfully completed CTE 101, 102 and EL 100. The focus of the course is the Advanced Preparation Program CTE Program Standards 8 - 13 and 16. The course is designed to further develop the teacher candidate's pedagogical, lesson planning, EL,SDAIE, and depth of knowledge skill set in order to meet the qualification for the clear CTE Credential.

 

2020-2021 Schedule of Courses

Fall 2020:             10/5/2020 to 11/22/2020

Winter 2021:       1/04/21 to 2/21/21

Spring 2021:       4/05/21 to 5/23/21

Summer 2021:    7/05/21 to 8/22/21

 

2021-2022 Schedule of Courses

 

Fall 2021:             10/04/21 to 11/21/21

Winter 2022:       1/03/22 to 2/20/22

Spring 2022:       4/04/22 to 5/22/22

Summer 2022:    07/05/22 to 8/21/22

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