CTE Plan 2A & 2B

The CTE Plan 2 program is offered FULLY ONLINE and offers two pathways for completion:

Plan 2A: is for currently certificated Washington state teachers. Path 2A is not for credit, but candidates have the option to purchase clock hours.

Plan 2B: is for candidates from business and industry who wish to receive their initial CTE certificate.

These options are available in an endorsement, certificate or masters.

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Plan 2A - Non Credit with Clock Hour Option

QuarterCourse NumberCourse TitleClock Hours
FallCTE 300Intro to CTE 30
WinterCTE 341CTE Secondary Strategies30
CTE 474Administration of Work-Site Education40
SpringCTE 301Philosophy and History of CTE30
CTE 492Professional Portfolio10
CTE 485Management of CTE Practicum
Portfolio Submission
10
Total Hours150

*We offer all classes during the summer session on a four week basis.

QuarterCourse NumberCourse TitleClock Hours
Fall Year 1CTE 300Intro to CTE 30
Fall Year 2CTE 309Classroom ManagementWaived
Winter Year 1CTE 341CTE Secondary Strategies30
Winter Year 2CTE 485Admin of Worksite Learning40
Spring Year 1CTE 301Philosophy and History of CTE30
Spring Year 2CTE 485Management of CTE Practicum
Portfolio Submission
10
CTE 492Professional Portfolio10
Total Hours150

*We offer all classes during the summer session on a four week basis.

CTE students are required to complete 60 hours of classroom instruction to demonstrate their ability to apply concepts learned in the program courses.

Students are required to find their own practicum placements and mentor teachers.

WAC 181-78A-125 Requirements

All educator preparation programs approved or authorized by the professional educator standards board or programs approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington state shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field experiences leading to certification or endorsement.

Each field placement agreement shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Assurances that:
    1. Fingerprint and character clearance under RCW 28A.410.010 must be current at all times during the field experience for candidates who do not hold a valid Washington certificate; and
    2. Programs shall ensure candidates are placed in settings where they can be objectively evaluated.
  2. Qualifications of the proposed site supervisor for each site and qualifications of each school’s cooperating educator/administrator;
  3. Clear description by institution of duties and responsibilities of site supervisor and cooperating educator/administrator;
  4. Anticipated length and nature of field experience;
  5. Signatures from district representative.

Students who choose the Clock Hour Option will register two weeks prior to the start of the quarter with instructions from the CTE department. Students will then register through EagleNet.

Contact EWU CTE Department for registration support at cteprograms@ewu.edu or 509.359-6198.

Tuition rates are fees change yearly. Please contact EWU CTE at cteprograms@ewu.edu or 509.359-6198 for tuition costs and questions.

Plan 2A is ideal for candidates who currently hold a valid Washington State teaching certificate and choose to add a CTE endorsement.

  • This plan does not earn college credit
  • Candidates may elect to pay for clock hours

Plan 2B - For Credit and Certification

QuarterCourse NumberCourse TitleCredits
FallCTE 300Intro to CTE3
CTE 309CTE Classroom Management3
WinterCTED 341CTE Secondary Strategies3
CTE 474Administration of Work-Site Education4
SpringCTE 301Philosophy of CTE3
CTE 485Management of CTE Practicum
1
CTE 492Professional Portfolio1
Total Credits18

*We offer all classes during the summer session on a four week basis.

CTE Plan 2B Part-time Two Year

QuarterCourse NumberCourse TitleCredits
Fall Year 1CTE 300Intro to CTE 3
Fall Year 2CTE 309CTE Classroom Management3
Winter Year 1CTE 341CTE Secondary Strategies3
Winter Year 2CTED 474Administration of Work-Site Education4
Spring Year 1CTE 301Philosophy and History of CTE3
Spring Year 2CTE 485Management of CTE Practicum
1
Spring Year 2CTE 492Professional Portfolio1
Total Credits18

*We offer all classes during the summer session on a four week basis.

CTE students are required to complete 60 hours of classroom instruction to demonstrate their ability to apply concepts learned in the program courses.

Students are required to find their own practicum placements and mentor teachers.

WAC 181-78A-125 Requirements

All educator preparation programs approved or authorized by the professional educator standards board or programs approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington state shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field experiences leading to certification or endorsement.

Each field placement agreement shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Assurances that:
    1. Fingerprint and character clearance under RCW 28A.410.010 must be current at all times during the field experience for candidates who do not hold a valid Washington certificate; and
    2. Programs shall ensure candidates are placed in settings where they can be objectively evaluated.
  2. Qualifications of the proposed site supervisor for each site and qualifications of each school’s cooperating educator/administrator;
  3. Clear description by institution of duties and responsibilities of site supervisor and cooperating educator/administrator;
  4. Anticipated length and nature of field experience;
  5. Signatures from district representative.

Students who choose Plan 2b will register two weeks prior to the start of the quarter with instructions from the CTE department. Students will then register through EagleNet.

Your program advisor will send you the appropriate registration form each quarter. After filling out the form, please email it back to cteprograms@ewu.edu.

Tuition

Tuition rates are fees change yearly. Please contact EWU CTE at cteprograms@ewu.edu or 509.359-6198 for tuition costs and questions.


Financial Aid

Students seeking credit are eligible for Financial Aid once they’ve applied for Eastern.

 

Plan 2B is ideal for candidates who intend to obtain a Washington State CTE teaching certificate for those who come from business and industry and are planning to make a career change. It is also available to candidates who currently hold a conditional CTE certificate that have come from business and industry.

  • Coursework is completed for credit
  • Candidates are eligible for Financial Aid
  • Complete the program on a full-time (one academic year) or part-time (two academic years) basis

Students will follow a cohort model. New cohorts begin each quarter, however it is important to note that the practicum cannot be completed during Summer quarter.  Management of the practicum and portfolio will be offered every year either fall and spring quarters.

Application Process

General CTE Application

The CTE program has a special application process that is ran through the CTE office. In order to apply you must fill out our form and the CTE director will contact you with everything you need.

Apply to the CTE Program

Students Seeking Financial Aid for Credit

Students seeking credit and would like to be eligible for financial aid must first apply to Eastern.

Apply to Eastern

Curriculum & Requirements

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Certificate

Plan 2/Business and Industry Route teacher certification is a short program for teacher candidates who possess 6,000 paid industry work experience in a specific area. The certificate allows teacher candidates to teach only in that specific area.

The Plan 2 requirements are as follows:

  • document three years (6,000 hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific CTE subcategory/specialty area for which certification is sought;
    • one year (2,000 hours) must be within the past six years;
    • if any of the 2,000 hours are more than six years old, 300 hours of the experience must be within the past two years;
  • complete EWU’s approved Plan 2/Business and Industry Route program.

When you complete the Plan 2 program, you will have a Washington State residency certificate to teach in grades 7–12 ONLY in your specialty area of certification. You will also be certified to teach work-site learning and career choices. Visit the OSPI website for further details.

Classes are offered only as online courses. Some courses are offered as clock hours for students who possess a Washington State Teaching certificate; however, clock hours cannot be transferred to credit at any time.

Required Courses
CTED 300INTRODUCTION TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTED 301PHILOSOPHY OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION3
CTED 309CTE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
CTED 341CTE SECONDARY STRATEGIES3
CTED 474ADMINISTRATION OF WORK-SITE EDUCATION4
CTED 485MANAGEMENT OF CTE PRACTICUM1
CTED 492CTE PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO1
Total Credits18

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FAQ's Plan 2 A/B

Yes! The CTE Plan 2 A & B are fully online and asynchronous. You can complete coursework at anytime as long as you follow deadlines outlined by the instructor.

Yes! Students can start during any quarter once they are accepted into the program. One thing to keep in mind is that practicum work cannot be completed during summer quarter, so you may have to extend your program one additional quarter if your practicum quarter lands in summer.

Candidates are given two plans for either the credit hour or clock hour option, either full-time or part-time. Each plan is outlined on the information page for either option. You can mix summer and academic year (quarters) to complete your program.

Contact the CTE Office if you need further assistance after reviewing the information pages.

Students who select Plan 2A, if eligible, are able to change to Plan 2B to complete coursework for credit.

Please notify the CTE office immediately to change plans.