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CTE Finance & Business Teacher Information

CTE Designated Subjects Preliminary Teaching Credential

  • 3 years experience in the industry
  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic reading, writing and mathematics skills
  • Pass the CBEST-California Basic Educational Skills Test
  • Recommendation by a Commission-approved CTE program sponsor, such as:
    CSU San Bernardino, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, Fresno Pacific University, National University, various County offices of Education
  • Credential valid for 3 years

CTE Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Employment Opportunities:

  • Business and/or Economics Teacher
  • Middle School, High School, Adult Education, Regional Occupation Program

Community College Instructor Employment Requirements

  • Associate Degree, plus 6 years work experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree, plus 2 years work experience OR
  • Master's Degree

Community College Instructor Employment Opportunities

  • Associate /Bachelor Degree level Instructor for:
    Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Master Degree level Instructor for: Business/Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Education

How to Get Started

 College Students/Career Changers

  • Apply to Santiago Canyon College
  • Take a placement test and attend orientation
  • See a Counselor for educational and career planning
  • Contact Counseling at (714) 628-4800 to schedule a counseling appointment, testing and orientation

 High School Students

  • Speak to your counselor about registering for one or more CTE Business and Finance courses
  • Visit the business classroom on campus and learn about the business program
  • Join your campus' Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)