• cte


  • First-time Credential Holder Program

     CTE 101: Preparing to Teach All Students

    This course is intended for individuals who do not possess a Clear Single, Multiple-subject or Educational Specialist Teaching Credential. It is part of a two-course sequence of career technical education classes: CTE 101 and CTE 102. An Early Orientation for beginning teachers is embedded in the course that is aligned with Teacher Performance Expectations and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Candidates will utilize data-driven teaching strategies to promote successful teaching in CTE classrooms and support equitable outcomes for all students. They will prepare for an introductory CTE course using the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards in their industry sector. Candidates will begin study in computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational setting and receive training in Specially Designed Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE).  

    CTE 102: Learning and Instructions for All Students

    This course is intended for individuals who do not possess a Clear Single, Multiple-subject or Educational Specialist Teaching Credential who have completed CTE 101. Candidates will expand their understanding and application of Teacher Performance Expectations and California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards by designing an instructional unit with lesson plans and assessments. The unit will also incorporate coordination of related community organizations and agencies, supervision and advising of career technical student leadership organizations, and assistance with identifying career pathway options and associated workplace skills. They will complete study in computer-based technology, including the uses of technology in educational setting and receive training in Specially Designed Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE). Candidates will incorporate data-driven teaching strategies that support equitable outcomes for all students.

    Existing Clear Credential Holder Program

    CTE 103: Foundations of CTE for All Students

    This course is intended for holders of a Clear Single, Multiple-subject or Educational Specialist Teaching Credential. Candidates will develop a plan for an introductory CTE course in their industry sector that is situated in a complete pathway. They will incorporate data-driven teaching strategies that support equitable outcomes for all students including those that reflect Universal Design for Learning principles. Their course plan will demonstrate an ability to achieve outcomes related to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s Career Technical Education Program Standard 13: Foundations which includes: demonstrating an awareness of student recruitment and placement, coordinating the use of community organizations, supervising and advising student technical leadership organizations, and, assisting with identifying career pathway options and associated workplace skills.

    Both Programs

    CTE 104 Advanced CTE Curriculum Integration

    This course fulfills the requirement for the five-year Clear Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Credential to complete a Commission-approved program of advanced personalized preparation, in lieu of two years of successful teaching on the basis of the Preliminary CTE Teaching Credential. CTE teachers develop integrated instruction that meets State-adopted CTE curriculum standards, related academic content standards, and curriculum frameworks. The course provides formative and summative assessment opportunities for Clear CTE Credential candidates to demonstrate their development as teachers. Candidates receive individualized support integrated with formal professional development. They will incorporate data-driven teaching strategies that support equitable outcomes for all students.
    Pre-requisite: either CTE102, CTE 103, or a complete program of personalized preparation at another Commission-approved CTE teacher credentialing program.

    Approved Health for Educator and US Constitution Courses

    The following courses from UC San Diego Extension may be taken to fulfill the health education and U.S. Constitution requirements. Similar courses at other colleges may be accepted. Contact cte@acoe.org to see if they qualify. Existing clear credential holders do not need to take such courses again. 

    U.S. Constitution Preparation Course and Examination EDUC-30008

    Health Education for the Teacher EDUC-30057
    This course does not include CPR training. The candidate will need to also receive training in adult and child CPR from a licensed provider.