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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and Technical Education Certificate

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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.

Program Outcomes
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/family-consumer/career-technical-education-teacher-preparation-program or by contacting the department directly.

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