Career and Technical Education

The Texas Education Agency issues nine Career and Technical Education certificates.  Trades and Industrial Education, Health Science Technology Education, and Marketing Education certificates require work experience. 

Career and Technical Education Chart

CTE

Teaching certification

Statutory citations

Certification exams required

Test numbers and names

Degree required?

Wage-earning experience required?

Licensure or certification required?

Contact Information (512) 463-9581 

Agricultural Science
and Technology
Education

Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13

172 Agricultural Sciences and Technology

And

160 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) (EC-12)   

This certificate is being eliminated you must complete all requirements and examinations by 8-31-2017 and apply and be recommended by 10-30-2017                     

Yes

No

May be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate

No

 

 RonWhitson
Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13
272 Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources 6-12

And

160 PPR (EC-12)
Yes

No

May be added by exam to valid classroom teaching certificate

NoRonWhitson

 Business Education Grades 6-12


TAC 233.13

176 Business Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

This certificate is being eliminated. You must complete all requirements and examinations by 8-31-2017 and apply and be recommended by 10-30-2017.

Yes

No

May be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate

No Dale Fowler

Business and Finance 6-12

TAC 233.13

276 Business and Finance

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes

No

May be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate

NoDale Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

Family and
Consumer
Sciences
Composite
Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13



Human
Development
and Family
Studies
Grades 8-12

TAC 233.13

Hospitality,
Nutrition, and
Food Sciences
Grades 8-12

TAC 233.13

 

One of the following
content exams
administered by the
American Association
of Family and
Consumer Sciences
www.AAFCS.org (outside source)

200 FCS-Family and
Consumer Sciences
Composite
And
160 PPR (EC-12)

 




202 FCS-Human
Development and
Family Studies
And
160 PPR (EC-12 



201 FCS-Hospitality,
Nutrition, and Food
Science
And
160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes

No

All Family and Consumer Science areas may be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate

NoDale Fowler

Health Science
Technology
Education
Grades 8-12
















Health Science 6-12

TAC 233.14

173 Health Science
Technology Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

The Health Science Technology Education certificate is being eliminated. You must complete all requirements and examinations by 8-31-2017 and apply and be recommended by 10-30-2017




273 Health Science 6-12

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes

Yes

Two years of full-time wage-earning experience
in your licensed occupational field, verified by your educator preparation program (EPP)

May not be added by exam only

Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian experience; your EPP will review for eligibility

 

 

Associate or more advanced degree from an accredited institution

Current licensure,
certification, or registration
by a nationally recognized
accrediting agency as a
health professions
practitioner

Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian licensure; your EPP will review for eligibility

 RonWhitson

Marketing
Education
Grades 8-12

TAC 233.14

175 Marketing
Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

This certificate is being eliminated. You must complete all requirements and examinations by 8-31-2017 and apply and be recommended by 10-30-2017. 

Yes

Yes

Two Years of wage-earning experience in at least one of the marketing occupations

 May be added by exam to valid classroom teaching certificate and verified experience 

No

 RonWhitson
Marketing Education Grades 6-12 TAC 233.14

275 Marketing Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes

Yes

Two Years of wage-earing experience in at least one of the marketing occupations

May be added by exam to valid classroom teaching certificate and verified experience

No RonWhitson

Technology
Education
Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13

171 Technology
Education

And

160 PPR (EC-12)

Yes

No

May be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate

No John Ellis

Trade and Industrial Education (T&I)Grades 6-12 

TAC 233.14


270 PPR for T&I Grades 6-12

No

TAC
233.14(f)(1)
requires that candidates
seeking CTE
certification
based on
skill and
experience
must complete
an approved
educator
preparation
program (EPP).

Yes

Option I

1. a bachelor's degree
from an accredited institution
2. two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years
in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching

Option II

1. an associates' degree from an accredited
institution
2. two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years
in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching

Option III  

1. a high school diploma or equivalent
2. five years of full-time wage-earning
experience within the past ten years
in an approved occupation for the classes you will be teaching

Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian experience; your EPP will review for eligibility

 

Current
licensure by a
state or nationally
recognized
accrediting
agency in any approved
occupations for the classes you will be teaching

Or

A passing score on the National
Occupational
Competency
Testing Institute
(NOCTI) (outside source)

Cosmetology
teachers approved
under Options
I or II must satisfy the following additional
requirements:
1. have three years
of full time wage-
earning experience
as a licensed
cosmetologist
2. hold a
current
cosmetology
instructor's license

Eligible military experience may be used in lieu of civilian licensure; your EPP will review for eligibility

 

John Ellis