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CTE Teacher Preparation Program

Central's CTE Program Information

Endorsement Areas

Health Areas

  • Health Informatic Careers
  • Health Support Services Careers
  • Health Therapeutic Careers
  • Health Diagnostic Careers
  • Personal Care Services
  • Dental Assisting, Sports Medicine
  • Nursing Assisting
  • Global Health
  • Biomedical Science
  • Health Science Biotechnology

Agriculture Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Agricultural Production
  • Aquaculture, Horticulture
  • Floriculture, Agriculture Food Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Chemical Technology
  • Veterinarian Assistant

Business Areas

  • Publishing, Business Management
  • Accounting and Related Programs
  • Legal Administrative Services
  • Medical Administrative Services
  • Banking Support Services
  • Computer Applications & Related Programs

Skills and Technology Sciences Areas

  • STEM Technology
  • Communication Technologies
  • Engineering, Material Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • JROTC, Criminal Protective Services
  • Forensic Technology
  • Fire Service
  • Construction Trades
  • Electrician
  • Building Maintenance Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Repair
  • Computer Technology
  • Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning/Heating
  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Aircraft Technician
  • Drafting
  • Precision Metal Worker
  • Aviation Occupations
  • Water Transportation/Worker
  • Commercial Design/Applied article
  • Stage Design Technician

Human Services Areas

  • Cosmetology
  • Food Production and Services
  • Consumer Services
  • Food Science and Services
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Consumer Services
  • Food Science Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Housing Interiors and Furnishings
  • Family and Community Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Services
  • Textiles and Apparel
  • Educational Para Pro
  • Careers in Education
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Recreation and Tourism
  • Sign Language Interpreter

Marketing Areas

  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Entrepreneurship, General Sales Operations
  • Tourism and Travel Services
  • Advertising Service
  • Lodging Management, Marketing Management

Worksite Learning

  • Must also hold a CTE Teaching Certificat

Career Choices

  • Must also be certificated for Worksite Learning

Students must have 6000 hours of paid occupational experience in the area for which certification is sought. Documentation of this experience will be evaluated by OSPI.

Program Offerings

To obtain certification, career and industry professionals must complete both the CTE 310 and CTE 311 course series. Current teachers typically require completion of the CTE 311 series and Occupational Analysis/Safety course. However, required courses will be determined upon transcript evaluation.

Academic Year

CTE 310 12 credits
Teaching Methods*
Occupational Analysis/Safety
Course Organization & Curriculum Design*

CTE 311 12 credits
Coordination Techniques of Cooperative Education
History and Philosophy of CTE
Student & Professional Leadership
School Law and Issues Related to Abuse*

  • One Saturday per month of instruction
  • Several delivery sites throughout WA

Summer Intensive

CTE 311 plus Occupational Analysis/Safety
Attendees are required to have already completed CTE 310 or equivalent courses. 
  • One week in-person instruction
  • Four weeks online instruction
  • Additional supervised teaching experience required
* Current teachers may be able to waive this class; determination made upon evaluation of transcript.
Click here for the current schedule for the academic year and summer intensive sessions!



  • Summer Intensive Priority Deadline: May 1
  • Academic Year Priority Deadline: August 1

Apply to the CTE program at CWU!


Accepted applicants will be contacted regarding registration after May 1 for the summer session and August 1 for the academic year.

Payment Information

Cost of enrollment is $250 per credit, plus up to $70 in fees. Tuition and fees are due 60 days from the date of enrollment. If a school district is paying, the office of CTE must receive a purchase order within 30 days of the student’s enrollment.

Cancelation Policy

Students may withdraw before class session 2 for a full refund, and before class session 3 for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after class session 3. 

Regional Coordinators

  • Bryan Erickson, Des Moines
  • Jodi Musser, Ellensburg
  • Paul Randall, Kennewick
  • Ross Short, Stanwood

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