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.
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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 Vocational 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.