• Becoming a Career & Technical Education Instructor


    All Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher candidates with business and industry experience entering the CTE Teacher Preparation Program must meet all requirements listed below before the candidate is eligible to apply for and receive a Washington State CTE Teaching Certificate from the Office of the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    Occupational Experience (WAC 181-77-041)
    CTE Teacher Candidates must provide evidence of a minimum of 6,000 hours of work experience in the field in which they want to teach. One year must have been within the last six years.

    Required Classes/Indicators (WAC 181-77)

    The CTE Teacher Candidate must complete the required classes as defined in WAC 181-77. The classes must be taken from a State Board of Education approved provider. The required classes include:

    ·        Methods of Teaching

    ·        Occupational Analysis

    ·        Course Organization

    ·        Philosophy of Career and Technical Education

    ·        Industrial Safety

    ·        Work-Based Learning Coordination

    ·        Student Development and Leadership

    ·        Diverse Needs of Students

    ·        Introduction to School Law

    ·        Abuse and Neglect of Children

    ·        Teaching Practicum – CTE

    Local approved providers for these courses include Bates Technical College and Olympic College. 

    Directions for Accessing the Certification Application for a Conditional CTE Certificate
    To find the Career and Technical application, the applicant will need to go the OSPI website: http://www.k12.wa.us/  Then go to the drop down section under certification and select Career Tech Educator from the menu: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/CTEMain.aspx  Candidate should thoroughly read the Certification process for Career Tech Educators. Candidates can download the application and fill it out online. If a candidate has any specific questions they can contact our local office at the OESD 114 - Heather Tonder at certification@oesd.wednet.edu or call at 360.478.6868. The submission price of this application and or renewal is $34.00 dollars. 


Last Modified on October 11, 2013