Temple's Career and Technical Education program provides services that facilitate the awarding of the Pennsylvania Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate. The CTE Instructional I certificate is valid for eight years. During this time, career and technical education teachers will complete all the requirements for the CTE Instructional II certificate. It is the responsibility of each certificate holder to obtain the Level II Certificate before the service life of the Level I Certificate expires. Act 48 credits are required every five years by PDE in order to maintain active certification status.

Requirements for Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate

Intern must provide evidence of having:

  1. completed 3 years of satisfactory teaching with a valid  Career and Technical Instructional I Certificate attested to by the chief school administrator of the approved public or nonpublic school entity in which the most recent service of the applicant was performed; 
  2. completed a total of 27 credit hours in an approved Career and Technical Education program (9 for C&T I; 18 for C&T II);
  3. complete the Senior Performance Assessment (SPA);
  4. presented evidence of having passed the basic skills test: 
  5. passed the student teaching assessment using the PDE 430 Evaluation form;
  6. completed an approved induction program; and
  7. received the recommendation of Temple University. 

Required Coursework

Listed below are the graduate course requirements for the Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate.

Graduate Course Requirements

CTE Instructional II Certificate (Graduate) Course Requirements detailing course numbers and course titles



CTE 5425

Advanced Concepts and Practices in Career and Technical Education

EDUC 5888

Supervised Teaching

SPED 5109

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

EDUC 5402

Child and Adult Development

TESL 5631

Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

MGSE 5796

Literacy & Differentiation in Academic Areas, 7-12

CTE Instructional II Certificate (Graduate) Course Requirements detailing course numbers and course titles

How to Apply

Submit a Request for Audit. Once your audit has been completed you will receive instructions on how to apply for the Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate through the PDE Teacher Information Management System (TIMS).

How to Renew

Act 48 requires persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification to complete continuing education requirements every five years to maintain their certification status as active whether employed or not. Educators must earn six semester credits of collegiate study; OR six CPE credits of PDE-approved continuing professional education courses; OR 180 hours of continuing professional education programs, activities or learning experiences through a PDE approved provider; OR any combination of these every five years to maintain active certification status.  

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