Career and Technical Education

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Downtown Campus

Jannica Jones
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 253.680.7161
Fax: 253.680.7231 

Downtown Campus, Room A320

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

If you have business and industry experience and want to make the transition to the teaching profession, then consider pursuing a CTE certification at the secondary level, grades 7-12. Bates is Washington state Professional Education Standards Board-approved to offer this business and industry route to CTE teacher certification.

The program consists of the following teacher preparation courses:

• Methods of Teaching
• Occupational Analysis
• Course Organization
• Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
• Industrial Safety
• Work-Based Learning Coordination
• Student Development and Leadership
• Diverse Needs of Students
• Introduction to School Law
• Abuse and Neglect of Children
• Teaching Practicum - CTE

See course availability and details in our current schedule.

In addition to the required courses, there is also a basic skills proficiency requirement that must be met. Our staff can provide a transcript review to help determine if you can substitute previous coursework for a required course(s).

Our quality, competency-based training is flexible, which makes it easy for you to maintain jobs, family and quickly make progress in our program. Courses are offered quarterly on weeknights and weekends and via distance learning, and an accelerated summer weekday offering gives you the opportunity to complete the majority of courses during summer.

You design your own plan to meet your individual needs.

To register for the teacher preparation courses or to learn more about the program, contact 253.680.7161 or email Jannica. You are also welcome to submit a registration request online with a Visa or MasterCard, or you can stop by the Registration Office, Downtown Campus, to register and pay.

Requirements for CTE Certification-CTE Grades 7-12
Contact the OSPI Certification Office for CTE certification requirements and the application process:, 360.725.6400.