Temple's Career & Technical Education program is designed to prepare students who expect to teach career and technical education subjects in grades 7-12 and at the 2-year college level in public and private schools. Subject area content (occupational competency assessment credit for industry experience) and professional education content are combined with general education content (university curriculum) in order to provide the student with a general education, a field of specialization, and professional training. Moreover, the curriculum aims to combine these elements in such proportions as to give students the balanced perspective of the relation that career and technical education bears to education as a whole.

This non-degree graduate program meets the requirements for Pennsylvania Department of Education instructional certificate in Career and Technical Instruction (grades 7 through 12).  A master's degree is not awarded upon completion of this non-degree program.  You will complete only the coursework and in-service necessary to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education certification requirements for the associated teacher certification.  To qualify for graduate non-degree programs, you must currently hold your Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution in an approved subject area

Requirements for Career & Technical Education Graduate Non-degree ProgRam as of Fall 2020

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 27

Required Courses

Required courses for CTE Graduate Non-degree Program as of Fall 2020

Course Number



Career & Technical Education Certification I Requirements

CTE 5431

Concepts in CTE Programs


CTE 5605

Models of Teaching


SPED 5666

Introduction to Special Education


Career & Technical Education Certification II Requirements

CTE 5425

Advanced Concepts and Practices in Career and Technical Education


EDUC 5402

Child and Adolescent Development


MGSE 5796

Literacy and Differentiation in the Academic Areas, 7-12


SPED 5109

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support


TESL 5631

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


Lists the required courses for students beginning their Career & Technical Education graduate non-degree program in Fall 2020 or following term.

Student Teaching

Supervised teaching is required for Level II certification.  

Student Teaching and Seminar

Culminating Requirement - Student Teaching and Seminar

Course Number



EDUC 5888

Supervised Teaching


Courses required for culminating event: student teaching and its related seminar

Additional REquirements for certification

To be eligible for certification, students must successfully complete the Intermediate Performance Assessment (IPA), Senior Performance Assessment (SPA), and a presentation before the Council of Educators (COE), as well as attain passing scores on all required examinations as determined by the Pennsyvlania Department of Education (PDE).  Candidates who have completed all coursework, assessment, and examination requirements must complete an application to PDE to be evaluated for recommendation for certification by Temple University.  For more information, visit PDE's Career and Technical Certification

Clearances Required for Graduate Program

State and federal criminal background checks, a TB test and a child abuse clearance are required to be eligible to complete the program. Applicants must complete and upload documentation of clearances prior to the start of their program. See Required Clearances for Working in Pennsylvania Schools for more information.

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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