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.  For certification requirements or application procedures, contact the Division of Educator Certification and Testing at 512-936-8400, option 2. For questions regarding career and technical education courses, contact the CTE Program Contact person listed below.

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?

CTE Program Contact Information (512) 936-6060
Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13
272 Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources

And

160 PPR
Yes

No

May be added by exam to valid classroom teaching certificate

NoRon Whitson

Business and Finance 6-12

TAC 233.13

276 Business and Finance

And

160 PPR

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

 




202 FCS-Human
Development and
Family Studies
And
160 PPR




201 FCS-Hospitality,
Nutrition, and Food
Science
And
160 PPR

Yes

No

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

NoDale Fowler

Health Science 6-12

TAC 233.14

273 Health Science

And

160 PPR
Yes

Yes

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

May be added by exam to a valid classroom teaching certificate with verified experience and current licensure 

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

Ron Whitson
Marketing Education Grades 6-12 TAC 233.14

275 Marketing

And

160 PPR

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 

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

No Ron Whitson

Technology
Education
Grades 6-12

TAC 233.13

171 Technology
Education

And

160 PPR  

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

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

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

 

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)

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

Cosmetology
teachers must also hold a current
cosmetology
instructor's license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

 

 

For courses in the following Career Clusters contact John Ellis:

  • Architecture & Construction
  •   Art, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

For courses in the following Career Clusters contact Ron Whitson

  • Government & Public Administration
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

For courses in the following Career Clusters contact Dale Fowler:

  • Human Services (Cosmetology)