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Special Subjects Teaching Credential

Additional Information

Our program is designed to work in conjunction with your employer. Your employer will assist you with application paperwork and provide your mentor teacher.

It is necessary for your employer to have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with our program. Please talk with either your administrator or district Credential Technician to see if they are currently a program partner. If they are not yet a partner employer, please ask your Human Resources personnel to contact our office. 

What is a Special Subjects Teaching Credential?

Specifically, this credential authorizes teaching in programs such as:  Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Driver Education, and Aviation. These programs are not offered in all districts and credential requirements and necessary experience are very specific. 

Although Special Subjects credentials are used to teach classes like Cadet Corps and Driver’s Education, the majority of Special Subjects credential holders teach in ROTC classes in school districts throughout California. 

All employment decisions are made locally by individual school districts, including, but not limited to: hiring, the employment process, and salary schedules. To inquire about teaching in any school district, please contact the administrator in the school district(s) for which you wish to teach. 

Once you are offered a position, the school administrator will refer you to a Credential Technician in their Human Resources department. That technician will assist you with your employment paperwork and your credential paperwork at the same time. If your school district personnel have any questions, please refer them to our office

Review the credential requirements and when you are ready to apply for your credential, please click the link above for Application Materials. That page contains all the application materials necessary to apply. You will turn in your packet directly to staff in your employer’s Human Resources department. Ask them to forward your application to our office.