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

  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 60 credit hours in an approved Career and Technical Education program (18 for C&T I; 42 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 undergraduate course requirements for the Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate.


Required Courses for Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate



CTE 2255

Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms and CTE Labs

CTE 3372

Project-Based Learning for Today’s Career & Technical Education

CTE 4300

Workshop in Career & Technical Education

CTE 5401

Current Problems in Career & Technical Education

CTE 4416

Professional, Evaluation and Assessment in CTE Secondary Education

CTE 5411

Evaluation in Career and Technical Education

CTE 4324

Current Problems in Career & Technical Education

MATH 1021 or
MATH 1016

College Algebra or
Math for Educators

BIO 1011 or
CHEM 1021 or
PHYS 0847

General Biology or
Introduction to Chemistry or
How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life

SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

EDUC 3211

Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

TESL 3631

Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4-12

EDUC 2103

Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States

EDUC 4788

Supervised Student Teaching/CTE

Required Courses for Career and Technical Instructional II Certificate with courses and 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) 

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