Educators in Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepare secondary, postsecondary and adult students with technical, academic and employability skills for success in the workplace and in further education. CTE educators enter the  field with relevant work experience in a wide variety of technical skill areas including, allied health, auto repair, welding, marketing, business education, and computer technology. Temple's teacher certification programs in Career & Technical Education build on your professional knowledge to move your career from industry to the classroom. You will obtain the qualifications to teach in a variety of settings, from training centers and technical schools to elementary or secondary public schools.

Based on your educational background and professional experience, you'll select one of several Temple programs, listed below.  Many students complete CTE Teacher Certification requirements and apply for an Intern Teaching Certificate. This enables you to teach while completing additional college-level coursework required for the Instructional Level I and Instructional Level II certificates.

Degree Programs

Our teacher certification degree programs in Career and Technical Education allow you to earn either a Bachelor's (BSEd) or Master's (MEd) degree, along with completing the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for certification in at least one subject area.  

Non-degree Programs

These programs are offered as non-degree, which means no bachelor's or master's degree is awarded upon completion of this program.  You will complete only the coursework and in-service necessary to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education certification requirements for the associated teacher certification.  

For graduate non-degree programs, you must currently hold your Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an approved subject area.  

Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education and Human Development has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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