Certificate in Career & Technical Education


The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Certificate program will prepare you to teach career and technical education courses in Washington State high schools.

The certificate enables technical experts to enter the field of teaching. CTE teachers can come from a variety of fields which entail specialized skills, applied science, technology, and career preparation. CTE offers three paths to certification:

Plan 1: a traditional program for candidates who are seeking to enter the teaching profession and obtain their Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate.

Plan 2A:  A non-credit bearing path for those who wish to obtain a CTE certificate and gain clock hours.

Plan 2B: A path for those who wish to obtain a CTE certificate and gain college credit.

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Why CTE at EWU?

EWU provides a collaborative learning environment for deep enriching experiences with flexibility to adapt to teacher candidate schedules.

The School of Education is dedicated to preparing future teachers to serve our region’s communities as student-centered educators. Our curriculum supports teacher candidates in growing as professionals, leaders, scholars and practitioners while being mindful and reflective of the diversity within the classroom and society, empowering individuals through their unique backgrounds and experiences, to make a positive impact on the lives and education of their future students.

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CTE Plan 1 students may be eligible for financial aid if they meet the following criteria:

  • You must be fully admitted to EWU, via the EWU undergraduate admission process
  • You must be declared as degree-seeking in the CTE program

CTE Plan 2 A & B do not qualify for financial aid.

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.

CTE Plan 1 is on campus and in person.

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 you’re practicum quarter lands in summer.


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