• College of Education


    career technical education credential

    ACOE’s College of Education will soon be offering an online CTE educator preparation program. We look forward to enrolling students upon approval from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Career Technical Education is a program of study at the middle and/or high school level that involves a multiyear sequence of courses integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

    There are 15 CTE subject areas called industry sectors and within those sectors there are over 70 areas of specialization called pathways. Teachers holding a CTE teaching credential are authorized to teach courses that fall within the industry sector on their credential.

    Some people have industry experience but little or no teaching experience. Others have teaching experience with some industry experience. While still others have large body of industry and teaching experience. If any of those descriptions sound like you, and you are interested in teaching about a specific industry, strongly consider earning a Career Technical Education teaching credential.

    The College of Education CTE program will guide you through the process of applying to gain your Preliminary Credential, which depending upon your past experience you may already qualify for. 

    The admission information contained below is for reference purposes. We are awaiting approval from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and are not accepting applications at this time. Please complete the interest form to get updates on when the CTE Credentialing program will offered.

  • Contact

    Christine Boynton Christine Boynton, Ed.D.
    Program Director, Career Technical Education Credential Progam;
    Exec. Director, College & Career Pathways
    (510) 670-4544
    Derek Gorshow Derek Gorshow, MS
    Program Manager, Pathways to College and Career
    (510) 670-7713