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Course Descriptions, Costs & Payments

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First-Time Credential Program

CTE 101 – Teacher Preparation Course - 7 weeks - $1,000.00

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 - 7 weeks (Prerequisite CTE 101) - $1,000.00

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 - 6 weeks (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 - 6 weeks - $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) 7 weeks - $1,000.00

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 - 7 weeks (Prerequisite CTE 101, 102 & EL100) - $1,000.00 

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.​

​* All the above do not include state credential fees or LiveScan fingerprint fee.
 

Effective July 1, 2021: 


Administrative fees will be charged for the following items requested:

Transcripts: $10.00 ($10.30)  If you would like to request a transcript of the CTE classes you have previously taken with OCDE. Please note transcripts are sent electronically to the email you provide unless otherwise noted. Click on link to pay fee electronically: http://ocde.k12oms.org/2152-205212

Adding additional industry sectors to your current CTE credential: $50.00 ($51.50).

  • Complete the 41-4 form with new content area 41-4 (7-19).pdf
  • Proof of 3 years of industry experience for the new industry sector. (See attached sample letters)
  • Fee is $50 – you can mail a check payable to OCDE or pay electronically with a 3% fee at:  http://ocde.k12oms.org/2152-197514 

Upload your application packet securely.  Please click on the following link to begin the application process and upload your application packet documents:  Submit Application Packet.  You can also mail the application packet to us at:

Orange County Department of Education
CTE Credential Program
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Once we have received all of the above items we will process your application.

Once you are recommended to the CTC, you will need to log into your Educator Account at www.ctc.ca.gov and verify information and pay for the added industry sector(s) $100.

Transferring to the OCDE CTE Credential Program to clear: $50.00 ($51.50). 

Complete the OCDE information pages, send them to us with an official transcript of your CTE Credential Program Coursework, and $50 Fee.  You can pay electronically at:  http://ocde.k12oms.org/2152-197910 and upload your application packet securely at: submit application or mail the money order or cashier's check payable to OCDE along with the application to:  

Orange County Department of Education
CTE Credential Program
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA  92626​

​Note: The above fees can be paid electronically via credit/debit cards using PayPal system.  There is a 3% service charge to use PayPal noted above. However, you do not need to have a PayPal account to do so. You may pay as a "guest".

 

Payment Information


Paying w/ PayPal
(You do not have to have a PayPal account. You may pay as a "guest" and use a debit or credit card):

    1. If you wish to pay your deposit and program fee via PayPal, please click on the link to pay electronically  http://ocde.k12oms.org/2152-196620

 

 Paying w/Personal/Cashier's Check or Money Order:

    1. Please make all cashier checks and money orders payable to OCDE  and mail to:

                  OCDE, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Attn: Julie Gundling, CTE Program 


 Note: There are no refunds for CTE classes if you decide to drop from the course.    

 

If you need help, please feel free to call us at (714) 327-1059 or (714) 708-5898.

 ​ Schools First offers a Special Curriculum Loan up to $2,000 for tuition payments and program costs.