Central's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Preparation program is uniquely designed for busy, working professionals. Classes meet one Saturday a month and are offered in Ellensburg, Kennewick, Renton, and Stanwood. Course requirements can be completed in as little as 5 weeks, for current teachers (additional supervised teaching experience required); two years for industry professionals.
Classes meet once a month
Fast-track hybrid option offered in summer for current teachers
Program locations: Ellensburg, Kennewick, Renton, and Stanwood
Approved by the Washington Professional Education Standards Board
Business and Marketing
Skills and Technology Sciences
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.
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.
CTE 310 12 credits
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*
*Current teachers may be able to waive this class; determination made upon evaluation of transcript.
5-WEEK FAST TRACK SUMMER OPTION
CTE 311 plus Occupational Analysis/Safety
For current teachers only.
One week in-person instruction at CWU-Ellesnburg
Four weeks online instruction
Additional supervised teaching experience required
Summer Fast Track Priority Deadline: May 1
Fall/Winter/Spring Priority Deadline: August 1
Accepted applicants will be contacted regarding registration after August 1
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.
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.
Paul Randall, Kennewick
Bryan Erickson, Renton
Kevin Plambeck, Stanwood