Online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Gain the foundation you need to help students find their niche in the workforce as a teacher leader in career and technical education.

9/3/21 Next Application Due Date
9/20/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Explore the advantages of our online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) program

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

By earning your online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) from EWU, you can position yourself as a school leader in student vocational development in just a few months. Through engaging content, you will learn how to practically apply elements of instructional design to resource-based skills and workforce training programs.

Develop your aptitude for identifying barriers to student success and deploying strategies that support learners through diversified, work-based learning opportunities. You will also gain hands-on experience by completing an internship in a secondary classroom (grades 7-12) or skills center, along with a digital portfolio of work.

One of the first of its kind on the West Coast, the EWU online CTE certificate program features rigorous coursework delivered in a convenient online format—giving you a flexible pathway to help meet the need for more career and technology teacher leaders. In fact, the Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB) in Washington state has determined a teacher shortage in technical, business, and marketing areas in 2021.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online certificate program, you will:

  • understand the environment of CTE and the role of CTE in education;
  • apply instructional planning strategies for CTE industry areas;
  • utilize effective classroom management strategies and scenarios for effective learning in CTE secondary education;
  • demonstrate mastery of CTE educational concepts and strategies.
  • understand the environment of CTE and the role of CTE in education;
  • apply instructional planning strategies for CTE industry areas;
  • utilize effective classroom management strategies and scenarios for effective learning in CTE secondary education;
  • demonstrate mastery of CTE educational concepts and strategies.

Potential career roles for graduates include:

  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Business and Marketing Teacher
  • Career Readiness Instructor
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • Business and Marketing Teacher
  • Career Readiness Instructor

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If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, courses completed in this certificate program can help you earn your online Master of Education – Career and Technical Education (CTE) from EWU.

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Earning your online certificate is easy on any budget with pay-as-you-go tuition

The EWU online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) program tuition is the same affordable rate, whether you are living in or out of the state of Washington.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

Calendar


Take a glance at the schedule with important dates and deadlines

The online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is flexible for working professionals, featuring six-week courses and seven start dates each year. View the full calendar to find the best time for you to start classes, along with deadlines for submitting your application, document, and tuition.

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

9/3/21 Next Application Deadline
9/20/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


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It's easy to get started on your online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. A teaching certificate is not required for admission.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Professional resume

Online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume
  • Have at least 6,000 hours in paid industry experience
  • No teaching certificate required. If applicants have a teaching certificate, work experience requirement drops to 2,000 hrs.

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Courses


The topics you will study in our 100% online graduate certificate program

In order to earn the online Graduate Certificate – Career and Technical Education (CTE), you must complete nine courses for a total of 30 credit hours.

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A course designed to introduce teacher candidates to Career and Technical Education (CTE), school law, and developing student leaders. The course consists of six modules that provide you an overview of CTE, the educational environment for career and technical education in Washington State, the connection between CTE and the community, legal issues in education, and the CTE organization that develop student leaders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course addresses classroom management strategies and scenarios a teacher may encounter at the secondary CTE (7-12) level. Candidates develop skills in identifying barriers to student success and selecting strategies that support learners while differentiating learning for student success.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course addresses continuous improvement in instructional planning/strategies, curriculum, assessment, and student support that CTE practitioners encounter at the secondary level (7-12) level. Candidates develop skills in identifying barriers to student success and selecting strategies that support learners while differentiating learning for student success.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course supports work-based (worksite) learning and/or diversified occupations (career choices) indicated in WAC 181-77A-180. In addition, this course will help students meet initial certification requirements pertaining to the areas of work-based-learning, occupational analysis, and student leadership development referenced in WACs 181-77-031 and 181-77-041 (pursuant to WAC 181-77A-165).
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course addresses the history, philosophy, social significance and components of Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE practitioners encounter at the secondary and post-secondary (7-12+) level. Recognize workplace trends influencing CTE and the trends of theories and application of the principles of Career and Technical education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on curricular and instructional development of resource-based skills. From examining model K-12 programs for skills in such areas as information, critical television viewing, media production, and visual literacy, teachers will apply elements of instructional design and development to resource-based skills programs.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to demonstrate place-based teaching competencies for the CTE candidate. Students will complete 60 hours of coursework and teaching activities with 40 hours of in-class instructional practicum at a Skills center or 7-12 secondary CTE classroom. Students will demonstrate ability to design, assess, and create learning opportunities for diverse student needs.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to demonstrate place-based teaching competencies for the CTE candidate. Students will complete 60 hours of coursework and teaching activities with 40 hours of in-class instructional practicum at a Skills center or 7-12 secondary CTE classroom. Students will demonstrate ability to design, assess, and create learning opportunities for diverse student needs.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students create a professional portfolio to demonstrate meeting of CTE competencies achieved throughout the program. These competencies align with the Plan2/Business and Industry Route program.

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