What We Do
Whether it is for professional development or personal enrichment, Continuing Education offers working professionals the opportunity to earn clock hours, professional certifications, and training. To register for an upcoming course, please complete and submit a Registration Form. For information on credit-option distance learning course offerings through EWU, please call (509) 359-6259 or go to the VESi website. For additional course offerings, please go to Excel Education Resources or Discoveries Workshop or ed2go.
What We Offer
Do you have teachers on conditional or probationary certificates that need to gain their initial CTE certification? Do you have academic teachers who would like to become CTE certified? Eastern Washington University (EWU) can help!
Courses are designed for teachers seeking to become certified in teaching Career and Technical Education. To be career and college ready, you need to be able to integrate and apply 21st century skills, technical knowledge, and core academic knowledge. With an emphasis on real world, real life skills, Career and Technical Education – Washington connects you to academics and training that will help you be successful in the future. For information about Career and Technical Education credit courses, go to the Career and Technical Education Credit page.
Registration: To register, fill out the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-359-6259 for more information.
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2015 – 2016 Registration Schedule
|Quarter||Registration Open||First Day of Instruction||Last Day to Register||Late Fee Assessed$50.00||Course Completion OSPI Forms Sent out|
|Fall 2015||September 7, 2015||September 23, 2015||September 28, 2015*||8:00 a.m. September 28, 2015||December 14-16, 2015|
|Winter 2016||December 21, 2015||January 4, 2016||January 8, 2016*||8:00 a.m. January 8, 2016||March 21-23, 2016|
|Spring 2016||March 14, 2016||March 28, 2016||March 31, 2016*||8:00 a.m. March 31, 2016||June 13-15, 2016|
|Summer 2016||June 8, 2016||June 20, 2016||June 23, 2016*||8:00 a.m. June 23, 2016||August 16-17, 2016|
*Quarterly registration dates for each quarter are firm, there are no exceptions.
ZCTE 300 – Introduction to Plan 2 Career and Technical Education ( 30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
This course is an introduction to the elements of Career and Technical Education (formerly “vocational”) and, specifically, business/industry route certification (Plan 2). Required for Plan 2 students, this course also includes current components of education in Washington State and the nation and their implications for Career and Technical Education.
ZCTE 301 – Philosophy of Career and Technical Education (30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
Study of the role of vocational education in the American education system at all levels including philosophy and purpose, state and federal legislative acts, alternative delivery systems and their components, certification standards and funding alternatives.
ZCTE 309 – CTE Classroom Management (30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
This course addresses instructional practices that provide inclusive learning environments to support diverse learners at the secondary (7 – 12) level. Candidates develop skills in identifying barriers to student success, selecting strategies that support learners while differentiating learning for student success, and incorporating strategies to assist students in becoming self-managers and accountable for their actions and learning.
ZCTE 341 – CTE Secondary Strategies (30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
Current national and state laws concerning industrial safety, nature and causes of accidents and the maintenance of a safe work environment.
ZCTE 470 – Coordination Techniques (30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
Designed for instructors who plan to develop and use work-sites for internships and job placement, this course will enable students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of state laws and rules that pertain to all types of high school work-site learning experiences.
ZCTE 474 – Administration of Career and Technical Education (30 Clock Hours or no Clock Hours)
Operational procedures for conducting work-site learning environments. Includes occupational analysis techniques, school-to-work partnerships and linking classroom learning to the workplace.
ZCTE 485 (Management of CTE Practicum)
Students will complete 60 hours of classroom instructional practicum to demonstrate student learning as well as an assessment tool for CTE certification.
ZCTE 492 (CTE Professional Portfolio)
Students will create a Professional Development Portfolio to organize CTE competencies and curriculum design as they progress through the Plan 2/Business and Industry Route program.
EWU’s Coordination Techniques course was absorbed in CTED 474 (Administration of Work-Site Education). Any teacher interested in coordinating student work experiences or teaching career choices can take CTED 474 as a standalone online course for credit or clock hours in the spring.
EWU Continuing Education
Phone: (509) 359-6259