Become a Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher- Make a Difference!
Students often complain that education taken in high school or college is not relevant to the "real world". Becoming a CTE Teacher is one way to make education relevant for students, giving them a strong education and practical skills to lead to employment and/or further education.
CTE stands for Career Technical Education, encompassing rewarding opportunities in a variety of fields. SCC offers CTE programs that can get you on your way to a rewarding career in industry and then on your way to becoming a CTE Teacher. The following SCC programs can be linked to a career as a CTE Teacher: Finance & Business, Surveying/Mapping Science, and Water Utility Science.
Unlike most subjects where a bachelor's degree is required to teach, CTE offers a fast track to teaching at the high school or college level. An associate degree from SCC and a few years of experience in the field may be all that you need. This makes CTE teaching a great option while working in the field or continuing toward a higher degree.
CTE Teacher Preparation
Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential
- 3 years experience in the field you want to teach
- H.S. Diploma or equivalent
- Demonstrated proficiency in basic reading, writing and mathematics
- 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
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