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Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education

January 28, 2022

The following course is designed for fully certified high school teachers (math, English, etc.) who also want to become certified to teach CTE. These teachers must possess a valid non-CTE Arizona Teaching Certificate and will become certified through “Option B”. You may access the Requirements for Career and Technical Education Certificates by following this link 

In this highly engaging course, teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is placed on writing clear, aligned, and measurable objective(s), a variety of methods for structuring learning to meet objective(s), incorporation of active participation strategies, developing a strong introduction to each lesson, and closure to assess learning. These strategies will be woven and modeled throughout the entire course. All participants who are employed by members of AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium and who complete both days of this training will receive password-protected access to the CTE Curriculum Connection with its bank of outstanding lesson plans and/or other valuable resources for CTE programs written by Arizona CTE teachers. This course is excellent for every teacher! Ace your next evaluation!

Days three and four of this course teachers will enhance classroom management skills by developing rules, procedures, and routines that are aligned to their content and environment. We will consider the philosophy of “Discipline with Dignity” to ensure that you possess discipline strategies that are highly effective without escalating disruptive student behavior. Participants will evaluate how a course syllabus serves as a powerful communication tool between teacher and students and will leave with a draft that defines your procedures, routines, classroom rules, and consequences. On the final day of this course, we look at what constitutes an “approved program”. In this course, participants will learn what is required to ensure that a program is in compliance and eligible to receive Federal, State, and JTED funding. You will leave with the skills needed to manage the many facets of running a premier CTE program including: advisory committees, work-based learning, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), end of program assessments, attracting and retaining non-traditional students, and more.

This course will be offered in-person in Spring 2022 and online Summer of 2022

For: Academic Teachers Pursuing CTE Certification

ADE Credit Available: Yes
3 Semester Hour (SH) Credit

Course Length: 5 days no homework

Registration: To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password (PDHub link:

  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Pima JTED.
  • Contact Name: Curt Bertelsen
  • Phone No: 520-275-5100
  • Email Address: