This program is grounded in rationale based on sound theory of adolescent and adult teaching and learning, incorporating a variety of effective teaching strategies and behaviors, including integrating the use of technology. Coursework is sequenced to reflect the principles of teacher development and form a cohesive set of learning experiences to prepare the CTE teacher in appropriate pedagogical practices relating to the languages, skills and abilities of all students. The program includes processes for comprehensive assessment of CTE teacher candidate competencies.
The career technical education credential requires 15 units of coursework. Following completion of the following courses, candidates may apply to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the clear designated subject credential (SB 1104). English language learner authorization is embedded in this program. Candidates must take all 15 units in the program to qualify for this authorization.
Three years of work experience directly related to subject area
High school graduation or equivalent
Fingerprint clearance through California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Recommendation from DSE program sponsor authorized signatory