Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses

Become a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructor

If you have business or industry experience, you can share your expert knowledge and passion with the next generation of skilled professionals. Partner with a school district and become a career and technical education instructor.

Apply for an open position in a school district that matches your qualifications. If you are hired, the school district will co-sponsor your application CTE licensure and help you with a professional development plan.

A few CTE subjects taught in high schools include:

  • Animal Science
  • Horticulture
  • Digital Media
  • Culinary Arts
  • Child development
  • Health occupations
  • Automotive technology
  • Construction
  • Engineering

For detailed information and CTE-I and CTE-II licensure requirements, visit the Oregon Department of Education Career and Technical Education website.

CTE Courses online

You can complete your professional development course requirements for CTE II licensure online. All courses are developed and taught by Oregon State College of Education faculty and delivered online by Oregon State Ecampus, a nationally recognized leader in online education.

Oregon Department of Education CTE approved courses provided online include:

  • ED 216 - Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy
  • ED 219 - Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education
  • ED 253 - Learning Across the Lifespan
  • ED 420/520 - Classroom Management
  • ED 472 - Foundations of ESOL Education
  • ED 480 - Teaching Math to Secondary Learners in Context
  • ED 484 - Introduction Career and Technical Education in Oregon
  • ED 481 - Reading and Writing for Secondary Learners in Context
  • ED 429 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for CTE
  • ED 478 - OR Law and Special Needs Student
  • ED 440 - Human Development for adolescent and older children

Visit the Oregon State University College of Education CTE webpage for a complete year by year curriculum plan.

The value and flexibility of completing these courses online will help you complete your professional development plan within the required three years.


For more information, please contact:

Sara Wright
Undergraduate program lead