The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides individuals with career and technical background the skills necessary to teach a subject in their area of occupation. Generally, these individuals have substantial professional experience in their fields, but little or no training in teaching. Thus, CTE students tend to be professionals who want to make a transition from business and industry to teaching.
Temple's Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education provides academic programs at various levels of education and certification to meet our students' needs. To find out more about the various programs click on the links below.
The Center offers services to support all CTE teachers, including the necessary assessments that establish a teacher's competence in his or her field and continuing through their permanent CTE teacher certification. Field-based personnel visit teachers in their classrooms or laboratories to provide additional support.
The Center strives to deliver online programming so that busy teachers can complete coursework in a convenient format. Center services continue throughout the CTE teacher's career, offering continuing technical and professional development, opportunities to earn initial and advanced degrees, additional CTE certificates for leadership positions, and a variety of other support services.
S. Elizabeth Diamond, associate professor of practice, is the program coordinator for the Career and Technical Education program.