Career and Technical Education teachers in Washington State are required to hold a CTE Teaching Certificate. The certificate is an official document which attests to minimum prerequisites.
There are two routes to CTE certification:
- The College/University Route prepares a candidate with appropriate degree and teacher preparation program and requisite experience to teach courses within a broad CTE area (Agriculture Education, Business Education, Marketing Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Technology Education).
- The Business & Industry Route enables a candidate with extensive experience and completion of a business and industry route program to teach in one specific subcategory/specialty area.
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If so, please click on "Currently or Previously Certified in Washington" (left side of screen) and select the certificate you were issued.