Career and Technical Education

Cooperative Education Certification

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
This performance-based certification program is based: (1) on Cooperative Education and Career & Technical Education Program Standards established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, The Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation (See the Pennsylvania Department of Education; General Standards and Specific Program Guidelines for State Approval of Professional Education Programs, pages 20-22 for complete details), and (2) the DACUM Research Chart on the Role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator.
 
The Cooperative Education Certification Program combines formal coursework with a supervised internship in both an area career and technical education center and a comprehensive high school.  
 
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
 
Students may be admitted to the program in either the Fall or Spring semester. Applications will be processed upon receipt of appropriate materials. 
 
A. Program admission is based on a person making formal application and providing evidence that he/she:
 
1. Has demonstrated occupational competence through the successful completion of the Occupational Competency Assessment, (OCA) and has a PA Vocational II Certificate; OR
2. Has a Bachelor’s Degree and a PA Instructional certificate; and
3. Has one year of non-teaching work experience (2,000 hours) in the last 10 years. 
 
B. Individuals seeking admission to the program must submit the following:
 
1.    A completed Program Application form
2.    A copy of their PA Vocational or Instructional teaching certificate(s),
3.   Transcripts of all non - Temple University collegiate level work completed,
4.   A copy of their PA OCA Certificate or a completed copy of the Occupational.Experience Statement verifying one year (2,000 hours) of non-teaching work experience.
 
For additional information please contact:
 
Dr. Chester Wichowski 215-204-6249 or chet.w@temple.edu
or
Dr. Elizabeth Richard 215-204-6224 or elizabeth.richard@temple.edu
 
 
Send your Cooperative Education Certification Program Application materials to: 
 
Office for Cooperative Education Studies
Temple University
Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Ritter Hall - 300
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6091
 
 
 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS 
 
A. Candidates who hold a valid PA Vocational Instructional I or II Certificate must complete the following course requirements:
 
1. CTE 4324* Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2. CTE 4331* Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3. CTE 4285 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)
 
Admission to the Cooperative Education Certification Program for persons in this category encourages matriculation in the Bachelor’s Degree Program at Temple University.  
 
B. Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in education and a PA instructional certificate in vocational education field (e.g., Agriculture Ed., Business Ed, Health Occupations Ed., Family and Consumer Science Ed., Industrial Arts Ed., Technology Ed., or Marketing and Distributive Education) must complete the following course requirements:
 
1. CTE 8324* Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2. CTE 8331* Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3. CTE 9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)
 
C. Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in education and PA instructional certificate outside of vocational education must complete the following course requirements:
 
1. CTE 8324* Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
2. CTE 8331* Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
3. CTE 8507* Foundations/History and Principles of Career and Tech. Ed. (3SH)
4. CTE 8501* Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
5. CTE 8527* Program Planning & Evaluation in Career Technical Education (3SH)
6. CTE 9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Education Practice (3SH)
 
D. Candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree outside of education and do not hold an instructional certificate must either complete certification in a content area that includes student teaching (see C), or complete the following sequence that ends with its own student teaching.
 
1. CTE 8324* Coordination Methods for Work-Based Learning (3 SH)
2. CTE 8331* Instructional Methods for Work-Based Learning (3SH)
3. TESOL 5631 Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of ELL (3SH)
4. CTE      8501 *Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
5. CTE 9685 *Internship in Career and Technical Ed. (3SH)
6. ED 5212* Curriculum, Teaching & Technology Ed (3SH) 
7. CTE 8527* Program Planning & Evaluation in Career Technical Education (3SH)
8. ED 5402 Child and Adolescent Development (3SH)
9. SPED 5666 Inclusive School Practices (3SH)
10. ED 5605 *Models of Teaching (3SH)
11. ED 5888 *Seminar/Supervised Student Teaching (3SH)
           
* These courses are delivered in a field-based or partially field-based format.
 
 
NOTE: a. 3.0 GPA must be maintained through all program course work
 
 
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT (CTE 4285/9685)
 
Candidates who have completed the course requirements with no less than a 3.0 GPA, will be permitted to fulfill the internship requirement of the program. Submit the completed Application for Internship at least 30 days prior to the internship. Internship applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.
 
The applicant must provide evidence that: (1) arrangements can be made for appropriate internship activity in two school settings, a career and technical education center and a comprehensive high school, and (2) that a local Vocational Cooperative Education Coordinator in each school setting is willing to function in the role of cooperating teacher coordinator.  The internship will continue until all competencies associated with the Cooperative Education Certification Program have been demonstrated or verified.  
 
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS, COE
 
Upon completion of the internship, candidates are required to participate in a review by a Cooperative Education Council of Educators, COE. The COE provides an opportunity to discuss the internship and the candidates understanding of the DACUM Research Chart on the Role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator as well their ability in areas of leadership, sensitivity, scholarship, problem solving, decision making and human relations. The COE panel is composed of a practicing Cooperative Education Coordinator, a Temple Center Senior Teacher Educator and a Temple Center Field Supervisor. 
 
This experience provides the candidate an opportunity to present himself/herself to incumbent cooperative education professionals and, provides incumbent professionals an opportunity to gauge the preparation of a prospective cooperative education coordinator.
 
PROGRAM COMPLETION, PRAXIS TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
 
Candidates who complete all program requirements, and meet other Pennsylvania certification requirements (successful completion of state required basic skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics) and successful completion of the NOCTI Cooperative Education Certification Test, will be recommended for the Cooperative Education Certificate or certificate endorsement. Contact Dr. Elizabeth Richard to schedule the NOCTI Cooperative Education Certification Test at 215-204-6224 or elizabeth.richard@temple.edu
 
For certification advice, please contact the Temple Center Certification Advisor, Mrs. Nancy Johnston. She can be reached at (215) 204-8376 or nancy.johnston@temple.edu
 
 
Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations.  The University has pledged not to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or handicap.  This policy extends to all educational, service, and employment programs of the University.  
 
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