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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and Technical Education Program

Family and Consumer Science Department
Michaelsen Hall, room 136

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

Faculty and Staff

Duane Dowd, PhD

Kim Bartel, PhD, career and technical education
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial education
Jodi Musser, MEd, business and marketing education
Robert Perkins, EdD, business and marketing education

Non-tenure Faculty
Bryan Erickson
Jay Leviton
Kevin Plambeck
Paul Randall

Regional Coordinators
Jay Leviton
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.



    Career and Technical Education FCS (CTE)Occupational Education (OCED)