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Welcome to Central Washington University's Career and Technical Education program

We work closely with professors who are passionate about your success in becoming a CTE Teacher in Business and Marketing Education, Family and Consumer Science Education, or for those majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences General.

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CTE Major and Minor Program (BME, FCSE, FCS)

For students seeking Major and Minor options in Family and Consumer Sciences and Business and Marketing, CWU offers several programs for undergraduate students at CWU in Ellensburg, WA.

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs in FCSE, BME and FCS

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Business and Industry Route Certification "Plan 2"

For students seeking to transition their industry experience to the classroom CWU offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) teaching courses for current teachers and business and industry professionals. Central’s CTE Teacher Preparation program is uniquely designed for busy, working professionals. 

Professional Programs: Business and Industry Route Teacher Preparation program  "Plan 2"

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Family and Consumer Science Graduate Program

For students seeking Graduate Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences or Career and Technical, Education. 

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The mission of the Career and Technical Education Department is to provide outstanding educational opportunities for our students.  Our CTE programs are dedicated to preparing a diverse community of students to become successful professionals in the field of Education who aspire to leadership roles in their schools and communities. 


Teaching excellence

Collaboration with industry stakeholders, community partners, students, and alumni

A culture of inclusion that recognizes, celebrates, and encourages diversity               

Professionalism, leadership, and service


Follow Career and Technical Education on Social Media:

Instagram - CTE FCS 

Facebook - CTE Business and Industry Route




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