Career and Technical Education

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Jannica Jones
Administrative Assistant for ETC
Phone: 253.680.7161
Fax: 253.680.7231 

Downtown Campus, Room M320

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 Summer Fast Track 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 the Educator Training Center, 253.680.7161 or email Jannica. You are also welcome to register 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.

Already achieved your initial CTE teaching certificate?

We are pleased to announce that a new Advanced Teaching Strategies course is now available through the Bates Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program.

Review and learn new instructional strategies by analyzing current research to maximize classroom effectiveness in lesson design and delivery, classroom management and state standards.  This course is designed for the CTE teacher with minimal classroom experience who desires to improve his or her teaching knowledge and skills to enhance student learning.

Course Information

Advanced Teaching Strategies
Mourine Anduiza, Instructor
Item #5187, 3 credits, $280
Prerequisite: EDU 105 Methods of Teaching or equivalent

Meeting Dates

Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bates Downtown Campus

To Register

This course has been cancelled due to low enrollment!


Contact Jannica Jones at or 253.680.7161