Teaching in a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway is where
some of the most innovative teaching is happening today in
education. Career Technical Education teachers are in high
This is an opportunity for you to put your professional
experience to use in the classroom. You will be an essential
support for workforce development and help a young person set a
path for their career. Our program will provide the information
you need to know to transform your career knowledge into an
While in the program, we will provide you with mentorship and
advising as you transition from industry to the classroom, or
from a core academic teacher who is becoming a CTE teacher.
- Flexible courses allow teachers to complete the
program while fulfilling their teaching
- Course work directly supports your work as a teacher.
- Lessons and discussion are taken from your work teaching.
- A one-year program that makes you a fully qualified CTE
teacher by the end of the program.
- Courses are in the afternoon and early evening, given your
role as a full-time teacher.
- Program taught by experienced practitioners who are extremely
knowledgeable about CTE and the teaching profession.
This program is for individuals who want to bring their industry
experience into the classroom and become a member of the
rewarding profession that is teaching.
It is also open to current teachers who have an opportunity to
teach in a CTE pathway, but lack the proper credentials.
Students will take 3 courses in the program:
- EDSS 291: Foundations of Career Technical Education
- EDSS 392: Teaching Strategies for the CTE Classroom
- EDSS 393: Assessments for Instruction in the CTE Classroom
Two other courses are also required, but offered through the
College of Education: Teaching English Learners, and Health for
Advising and mentoring happens periodically, with
meetings scheduled between the student and the mentor.
Candidates must complete U.S. Constitution and CPR requirements.