|CTE Course Descriptions
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|Advanced CTE Teaching Strategies
||This instructional course will include more in-depth knowledge in instructional methods and strategies and their applications for CTE teachers. Methods may include the art of questioning, project-based learning, action research, classroom design and strategies for involving the community and parents. CTE job analysis training will be included. Hybrid class with two required in-person sessions. Prerequisite: Teaching Strategies or teaching degree.
|CTE Classroom Assessment and Evaluation
||Learning has to be measured to see where students are in comprehending concepts and developing skills; this course will focus on the diversity of learning styles and behaviors and ways of meaningfully assessing learning in a variety of contexts. Prerequisite: Teaching Strategies or teaching degree.
|CTE Classroom Management
||An exciting course that will equip teacher candidates with an understanding and skills to manage the classroom or instructional area; facilitate a safe learning environment; and be able to respond to other contingencies that may arise (including disciplinary issues). Hybrid class with an in-person session. Hybrid class with a required in-person session. [Fundamental Teaching Course: Experienced certificated teachers may be able to waive.]
|CTE History and Philosophy||This course is a study of the history of Career and Technical Education; the impact of the educational reform on Career and Technical Education and workforce development and Career and Technical Education’s importance within our society. Topics include: leaders in vocational education; societal influences on vocational curriculum design; legislative initiatives, social issues and organizations involved in and impacting Career and Technical and workforce development education.
|CTE Organization and Curriculum Design||This course includes an analysis of the teacher-candidate’s vocational field including skills, competencies, knowledge, attitudes, performance expectations and trends and the structuring and organizing of instructional materials including goals, objectives, benchmarks, outlines, syllabus and lesson plans along with curriculum design (sequence of learning topics and instructional units). [Fundamental Teaching Course: Experienced certificated teachers may be able to waive.]
|Integrating Technologies into the CTE Classroom
||This dynamic course covers the selection, development, design, use and integration of appropriate technologies and instructional materials that aid and enhance learning and meet instructional goals. Hybrid class with two required in-person sessions.
|Introduction to Career and Technical Teacher Education||This introductory course to Career and Technical certification is designed to help teacher-candidates lay out their professional development plan based upon a Skills Standards Inventory of their current work experience, skills, talents, and competencies. The plan may include certification or re-certification as a Career and Technical instructor in accordance with the Washington Administrative Code and the Revised State Skills Standards. Introduction to safety and health issues and the incorporation of safety practices into curriculum and classroom management are also covered. Hybrid course with a required in-person session.
|Legal Issues—Rights and Responsibilities and Issues of Abuse
||This course introduces you to school law and educational policies including covering such subjects as: FERPA, curriculum, student free speech rights, student discipline, EEO, students with special needs, federal, state and local statutory rights of teachers, teacher employment, collective bargaining, and related educational policies (state, local, district). It will also discuss and provide insights and understanding of issues related to abuse including (but not limited to) identification of physical, emotional, sexual and substance abuse; information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students; discussion on the responsibilities of teachers to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse; and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.
|Practicum: Demonstration of CTE Competencies
||The Practicum is used to demonstrate and validate that the teacher candidate is qualified for certification and well prepared to teach Career and Technology Education (CTE) classes in the State of Washington. The Practicum is arranged with the program administrator. The Practicum is required for all teacher candidates in the CTE program.
|Program Development: Implementing CTE Standards
||Develop and refine the skills needed to implement an action plan for promoting, sustaining and keeping current your CTE course. Create dynamic partnerships with key community and business partners to enhance and increase work-based learning opportunities. Integrate academic standards and 21st Century Skills to prepare students to meet their education and career goals. Class meets online with two required in-person meetings. Registration requires permission from Program Director, Luisa Motten. This course is designed specifically for experienced, certified teacher-candidates.
|Student and Personal Leadership Development
||The focus will be on leadership development, understanding what leadership is, how to integrate student leadership into your classroom, and the advantages to student-learners of joining on-campus groups and related leadership opportunities. Teacher candidates will create their own professional development plan.
||This dynamic instructional course addresses a broad spectrum of instructional and assessment strategies, designing lessons to encourage appropriate outcomes and behaviors of all learners; in-depth study of learning styles and outcomes, along with developing a personal philosophy of teaching and classroom observation and instruction. Hybrid course with a required in-person session. [Fundamental Teaching Course: Experienced certificated teachers may be able to waive.]
|Work Based Learning Coordination Techniques
||This intensive three-day interactive class will provide you the knowledge, management skills and the ability to develop, implement, manage and evaluate a diversified work-based learning program (following the framework of federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.) Learn techniques for developing partnerships with the community and employers in order to improve basic and innovative curriculum and instructional practices. Gain understanding of the essential academic learning requirements and skills for the entry level worker, and look at a variety of methods to insure that student-learners master the essential academic learning requirements (linking classroom to the world of work). [Optional Course: Additional certification from OSPI & specialty area certification in Career Choices. Highly recommended]
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