Teacher Preparation Courses
Bates Technical College offers training to prepare individuals with business and industry experience for career and technical education (CTE) teaching careers at the secondary level, grades 7-12. The Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board has approved Bates to offer this route to CTE teacher certification. Call 253.680.7467 for more information.
The following courses are offered multiple times a year. Click for the 2016-17 Class Schedule.
Methods of Teaching, EDU 105
This course provides tools and strategies for effective teaching in a career and technical education classroom or lab setting, including facilitating and evaluating learning.
5163, 3 cr, Classroom, $280
Occupational Analysis, EDU 106
Participants learn skills for performing an occupational analysis of a specific job as the basis for creating a competency-based curriculum.
5164, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee
Course Organization, EDU 107
This course focuses on essential skills for developing and organizing a course in a career and technical education setting.
5165, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee
Philosophy of Technical Education, EDU 104
This course explores the evolution, philosophy and framework of career and technical education.
5162, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee
Industrial Safety, EDU 102
This course focuses on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment as well as teaching students about general safety and industrial hygiene.
5160, 1 cr, Online, $80, plus an $8 online fee
Work-Based Learning Coordination, EDU 228
This course focuses on building a functional framework to coordinate a work-based learning program. It meets the state requirement for a work-based learning endorsement.
5184, 3 cr, Classroom, $280
Student Development & Leadership, EDU 226
This course focuses on integrating student leadership activities into career and technical education classrooms as well as operating student leadership organizations.
5182, 3 cr, Classroom, $280
Diverse Needs of Students, EDU 229
Participants learn about meeting the diverse needs of today's students with an emphasis on adolescent development, cultural diversity and students with disabilities.
5185, 3 cr, Online, $280, plus a $24 online fee
School Law, EDU 101
This course is an introduction to the history, political structure and legal framework of the public school system with emphasis on the basics of school law and how it applies to employees, students and parents.
5108, 3 cr, Online, $280, plus a $24.00 online fee
Abuse & Neglect of Children, EDU 151
This course is an introduction to the causes, extent and dynamics of child abuse and neglect along with mandatory reporting guidelines for educators.
5110, 1 cr. Online, $80, plus a $8 online fee
Teaching Practicum-CTE, EDU 230
Participants perform a practical teaching experience in a career and technical education setting.
5186, 1 cr, Arranged, $280
* Presented in a combination of online and classroom instruction.
VA/GI Bill funding cannot be used for this program.