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Career & Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Certification Program

Combining your career, industry, or teaching knowledge with a CTE certificate opens doors to teaching CTE programs in middle and high schools, as well as skill centers.

CTE Certification at Central Washington University

Central's CTE Business and Industry route Teacher Preparation program is uniquely designed for busy, working professionals. Classes meet one Saturday a month and are offered in locations across the state. There is an intensive option offered during the summer for educators who currently possess a Washington teaching certificate and hold a bachelors degree. Course requirements can be completed in as little as 5 weeks, for certificated teachers; two years for industry professionals.

  Program Benefits

  • Classes meet one Saturday a month
  • Intensive hybrid option offered in summer for certificated teachers
  • Program locations: Ellensburg, Kennewick, Des Moines, and Stanwood
  • Approved by the Washington Professional Education Standards Board






Apply to the CTE program at CWU!

Program Information


Office of Career & Technical Education

400 E. University Way MS 7566
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7566
Phone: 509-963-2304
Fax: 509-963-2776

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