Schools offering CTE programs continually search for qualified teachers. The Temple Center assists in the planning and delivery of recruitment sessions. At these sessions, local school personnel and University faculty, provide preliminary information to prospective/interested future CTE teachers, including:
- Statutory requirements
- How and where to pursue teacher certification
- Job search tactics
Opportunities for substitute and adult education teaching positions may also be discussed.
About Becoming a CTE Teacher
The Temple University Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education provides vocational teacher certification services to Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers in eastern Pennsylvania. All CTE teachers must obtain a state-issued Vocational Instructional (grades 7-12) teaching certificate.
To be eligible for a CTE teacher certification program, a candidate must
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
- Hold a US citizenship or intend to become a citizen
- Pass required background checks
- Have recent and relevant wage-earning experience
- Attend an Information Session
- Take the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA)
- Attend a one-week Temple Center New Teacher Workshop in August or January
Based on educational background and professional experience, eligible candidates select one of several Temple CTE Teacher Certification programs. Many students complete CTE Teacher Certification requirements and apply for an Intern Teaching Certificate. This enables a Temple student to teach while completing additional college-level coursework required for the Instructional Level I and Instructional Level II certificates.
C. Gloria Heberley, EdD