Career technical education (CTE) exposes students to various career options. CTE teachers bring industry experience to the classroom, providing students with firsthand knowledge of their chosen career pathway.
There are many benefits to teaching CTE.
The CTE Teacher Certification program provides an accelerated pathway for CTE industry professionals to seek certification as a K-12 educator to teach CTE courses in schools across the Mountain State.
Verify that your degree and/or industry experience comply with the requirements outlined in the CTE Endorsement and Testing Manual. Next, register for the CTE Educator Preparation program.
Contact your local school district and register for the NOCTI Employability Exam, which measures the necessary skills for success in the workplace through reading, mathematics, collaboration and decision-making.
In the first year of teaching, you must complete a CTE mentorship program led by a West Virginia Department of Education coordinator. This program includes in-person collaborative training, classroom visits, individualized support and more.
Depending on your CTE discipline, you may be required to take the NOCTI Content and Performance Assessment and/or hold a CTE credential per the CTE Endorsement and Testing Manual. Refer to the NOCTI website for testing blueprints.
Congratulations, you have completed all requirements to become a CTE teacher in West Virginia.
View the complete program checklist for detailed information.
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