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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Education Program

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Michaelsen Hall, room 100

    See website for how this certificate may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Kim Bartel, PhD

Jan Bowers, PhD, family and consumer sciences
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial education
Robert Perkins, EdD, business and marketing education
Marla Wyatt, PhD, family and consumer sciences education

Non-tenure Faculty
Jay Leviton
John Linder
Kevin Plambeck
Paul Randall

Regional Coordinators
Jay Leviton
John Linder
Kevin Plambeck
Paul Randall

Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Certificate
This two-year competency block certificate program is intended for business or industry professionals who are interested in obtaining a career and technical teaching certificate. The program will provide the tools necessary for success in the classroom.

During the program participants will complete a mentored teaching experience or practicum each year. The program is offered through the office of Continuing Education in collaboration with Occupational Education.


  1. Current Career and Technical Education Probationary Teaching Certificate, OR
  2. 6,000 hours paid occupational experience in the area you wish to teach, and fingerprint clearance from both the Washington State Patrol and the FBI must be on file at the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
  3. Successful completion of all three sections in the Washington Educator Skills Test – Basic (WEST-B). Test scores must be submitted prior to completing the program in order to receive CWU’s recommendation for career and technical education teacher certification, OR
  4. Washington State Residency Permit or professional teacher certification.

Included in each year of the program is a 70-hour practicum. Passing grades in all courses grants the individual the competencies in general and specific safety requirement.



    Occupational Education

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