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 career and technical education teacher certification services to Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers in eastern Pennsylvania. All CTE teachers must obtain a state-issued Career and Technical 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 relevant wage-earning experience
  • Take the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA)
  • Attend a virtual new CTE teacher orientation which is offered in either the Fall or Spring semester of each year. 

Based on educational background and professional experience, eligible candidates select one of several Temple CTE Teacher Certification programs.  Once a student completes certain requirements while holding a CTE Emergency Certification, they are eligible 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.

Contact Information

Center for Career and Technical Education
Phone: 215-204-6025