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Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program

The primary goal of the Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program is to develop professional career and technical educators who will foster the development of students by preparing them for a high performance workforce that is in constant transition. The program prepares teachers in planning, executing, and assessing instruction by developing skills necessary to organize content, create a positive learning environment, exercise appropriate teaching methods, and continue to reflect and develop professionally.

Program Prerequisites

There are several prerequisites to enrolling in the Career and Technical Education Licensure Program. This program is designed for teachers who have been hired by school districts or correctional institutions and who must now secure teacher licensure. The prospective student must have a high school diploma or GED. The student must be sponsored by a hiring school district or correctional institution. These institutions will complete a State of Ohio Department of Education CTE-37 Qualification Evaluation form. For more information see the Ohio Department of Education Office of Career-Technical Education website.

Teaching In A Public School (comprehensive high school or career center)

This program is for career and technical teachers who do not have a bachelor's degree in their field, or who have a bachelor's degree in their field, but who do not have a degree in education. Enrollment in the licensure program must be initiated by the hiring school district. Applicants must have work experience in their field; the number of years required varies by teaching area. Teachers completing the program are eligible to apply for a standard teaching license valid for teaching students ages 8 and beyond. This professional certificate/license is valid for teaching the subject named on the credential in any chartered school in Ohio

Teaching In A Correctional Institution

The Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program for career and technical teachers in corrections serves educators in adult and juvenile correctional settings. This program is for career and technical teachers who do not have a bachelor's degree in their field, or who have a bachelor's degree in their field, but who do not have a degree in education. Enrollment in the licensure program must be initiated by the institution. Applicants must have work experience in their field; the number of years required varies by teaching area. Teachers completing the program are eligible to apply for a standard teaching certificate/license valid for teaching students ages 8 and beyond. This professional certificate/license is valid for teaching the subject named on the credential in any chartered school in Ohio.

The Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Program provides the pedagogical courses required to be licensed to teach in the following broad areas:

  • Career and Technical Agriculture
  • Career and Technical Health Occupations
  • Career and Technical Business
  • Career and Technical Marketing
  • Career and Technical Trade and Industry
  • Career and Technical Family/Consumer Sciences

Courses Required: Teaching In Correctional Institutions and Public Schools

Course Number Course Name and Description
ES WDE 5189.03 (U/G)
2 Credit Hours
Career and Technical Education Clinical Field Experience I: Supervised clinical teaching in a career and technical education setting
ES WDE 5189.04 (U/G)
2 Credit Hours
Career and Technical Education Clinical Field Experience II: Supervised clinical teaching in a career and technical education setting
EDU TL 5442 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Teaching Reading Across the Curriculum: Knowledge and tools to support the developmental reading and literacy skills of middle and secondary students.
ES WDE 5622 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Intro to Software Applications for Teachers and Trainers: Foundational understanding and skill development of computer software applications.
ES WDE 5623 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
(Choose one course from ES WDE 5622 or 5623)
Advanced Software Applications for Teachers and Trainers: Advanced understanding and skill development of computer software applications.
ES WDE 5624 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Foundations of Workforce Development and Education: Offers economic, social, psychological and educational foundations of the fields in workforce development.
ES WDE 5655 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Coordination of Work-Based Learning in CTE: Strategies for the development of work-based learning programs in career and technical education.
ES WDE 5665 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Teaching Methods for Career and Technical Education: Instructional concepts for teaching career and technical education, including teaching methods and classroom/lab management.
ES WDE 5667 (U/G)
3 Credit Hours
Curriculum/Instruction and Assessment in Career and Technical Education: Study of curriculum/instruction and assessment procedures in career and technical education courses and programs.
ES WDE 5668 (U/G)
1 Credit Hour
Career and Technical Education Capstone: Development of professional teaching portfolio.
ES WDE 5677 (U/G)
4 Credit Hours
New Career and Technical Education Teacher Clinic: Development of basic cognitive and performance skills for new career and technical education teachers.

For more information contact:

Teaching in Correctional Institutions

Susan Nell
Workforce Development and Education
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
1900 Kenny Rd - Center on Education and Training for Employment
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-0455
Fax: (614) 292-1260
E-Mail: nell.5@osu.edu

Teaching in Public Schools

Chris Zirkle, PhD
Workforce Development and Education
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
A468 PAES BLDG
305 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Telephone: (614) 247-6227
Fax: (614) 292-4255
E-mail: zirkle.6@osu.edu