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Career Technical Education Track (CTE)

This program is "Approved-Inactive" by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and is not currently accepting any new students.

The Career Technical Education track is a 13-17 unit Clear credential program comprised of Early Orientation (one 2-unit course), Initial Preparation (9 units in 4 core courses plus two 1-unit courses of supervised field practica), and Advanced Preparation (one 3-unit course and one 1-unit course of supervised field practicum; or completion of one of the options described below). A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses to maintain program standing.

Candidates complete the Initial Preparation in two semesters of course work and supervised fieldwork, after which they are eligible for Advanced Preparation. The Advanced Preparation requirement can be met in any of 5 ways: (1) 4 units of course work, including a supervised field practicum; (2) completion of a BTSA/Induction program; (3) two years of documented successful teaching; (4) completion of another appropriate credential program, e.g., Single Subject; (5) completion of a Designated Subjects track in Supervision and Coordination of Teaching. Candidates must complete all Initial and Advanced preparation requirements for the Clear credential within three years of obtaining the Preliminary credential. Candidates will determine how to meet the Advanced Preparation requirement in consultation with the program advisor as they develop their individual education plan.

Program Courses

Initial Preparation

Early Orientation (two units; completed prior to or during first semester)

1. CTED 400 Early Orientation to Career Technical Education (2)
Prerequisite: Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator.

Semester 1 (6 units):

2. CTED 401A Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Career Technical Education (3)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 401B.

3. CTED 401B Field Practicum in Career Technical Education I (1)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 401A.

4. CTED 402 Effective Learning Environments in Career Technical Education (2)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 401A and CTED 401B.
Semester 2 (5 units):

5. CTED 403A Foundations of Career Technical Education (2)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, CTED 401A, CTED 401B, CTED 402, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 403B.

6. CTED 403B Field Practicum in Career Technical Education II (1)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, CTED 401A, CTED 401B, CTED 402, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 403A.

7. CTED 404 Addressing the Needs of All Learners in Career Technical Education (2)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, CTED 401A, CTED 401B, CTED 402, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 403A, CTED 403B.

Advanced Preparation

Semester 3:

8. CTED 405A Advanced Preparation in Career Technical Education (3)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, CTED 401A, CTED 401B, CTED 402, CTED 403A, CTED 403B, CTED 404, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 405B.

AND

CTED 405B Field Practicum in Career Technical Education III (1)
Prerequisite: CTED 400, CTED 401A, CTED 401B, CTED 402, CTED 403A, CTED 403B, CTED 404, Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education credential, and admission to Designated Subjects Career Technical Education program; or permission of the CTE program coordinator. Corequisite: CTED 405A.

OR

alternative method of demonstrating Advanced Preparation competencies determined with program advisor.

9. Meet the Clear credential health education requirement

10. Meet the Clear credential U.S. Constitution requirement

Program Admission

Prospective candidates should consult the Career Technical Education advisor regarding credential requirements, application procedures, and schedule of course offerings.

NOTE: Candidates for admission to the program (a) must have already successfully completed Early Orientation or (b) must enroll in Early Orientation in their first semester in the program.

Program Application

Applicants must (a) submit a program application to the college Credential Center, (b) submit a written statement of purpose for pursuing the CTE credential as part of the application, and (c) schedule an interview with the CTE program advisor. Applications may be downloaded from the Designated Subjects Credential Program page of the College of Education website: www.ced.csulb.edu
Applicants to the CTE program must hold a valid Designated Subjects Preliminary Credential in Career Technical Education. Prospective candidates should consult the college Credential Center to file for their Preliminary Credential.

Requirements for the Preliminary Credential

1. Three years of verifiable work experience directly related to each industry sector named on the credential. Experience may be full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid. One year is equal to 1000 clock hours.

2. High school diploma requirement met by: (a) U.S. high school diploma, (b) GED, or (c) foreign equivalent of a high school diploma.

3. Verification by a Commission-approved program sponsor of having been apprised of the requirements for both the Preliminary and the Clear credentials.

4. Completed Commission on Teacher Credentialing form 41-4 (application for the Preliminary credential).

5. Have filed for or can demonstrate fingerprint clearance (CTC form 41-LS).

6. Recommendation by a Commission-approved CTE program sponsor.

Requirements for the Clear Credential

Successful completion of the CTE program leads to recommendation for the Clear credential. The Clear credential is valid for 5 years and may be renewed.

Requirements

1. Possess a valid California Preliminary CTE credential.

2. Complete a Commission-approved program of personalized preparation that includes training in Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).

3. Verify completion of one of the following:

  • A. Two years of successful teaching on the basis of the Preliminary CTE credential in the areas listed on the credential;
  • B. A Commission-approved program of advanced personalized preparation as determined by the program sponsor.

4. U. S. Constitution requirement met by course work or examination.

5. Health education, including but not limited to the study of nutrition; the psychological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and drugs; and the use of tobacco. Requirement includes CPR training covering infant, child and adult CPR skills.

6. Complete study in computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational settings.

7. Credential application form 41-4.

8. Credential processing fee.

9. Recommendation for the Clear credential by a Commission-approved CTE program sponsor.


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