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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.

Note: Estimated tuition reflects new rates in effect starting summer 2024.

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    Est. Tuition $1,890

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 24 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 12 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (12.00 Units )
Orientation for Designated Subjects Credentials ProgramThis orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program provides individuals interested in obtaining a Designated Subjects teaching credential with an understanding of the eligibility requirements to become a Career Technical Education or Special Subjects teacher, an overview of the program’s structure, requirements, and processes for obtaining and clearing the credential.
.00 Units
DS Career Technical Education Core for Single/Multiple Subject TeachersThis course provides a foundation in Career Technical Education (CTE) for clear Single Subject and Multiple Subject credential holders who qualify for and seek authorization to teach CTE courses.
4.50 Units
Implementation of Health Instruction Framework for California SchoolsPractical ideas to use in implementing the goals of the Health Instruction Framework for California schools.
2.00 Units
SDAIE - Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English to English Learners for SB1292 Staff Development Certificate of CompletionCertificate of Completion of SDAIE Authorization for English Learners designed for teachers holding one of the following: Designated Subject Credential, Vocational, Career Technical Education Credential, Special Subjects Teaching Credential, or Service Credential with a Special Class Authorization.
4.50 Units
CPR and Basic First AidBasic first aid training that meets standards established by the Emergency Medical Services.
1.00 Units
U.S. Constitution ExaminationThis course introduces students to the basic concepts in the study of American government.
.00 Units

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Apr29Spring 2024

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