Complete your professional development plan for CTE licensure or complete an Education Minor with a CTE focus

The College of Education and Oregon State Ecampus invite you to discover the flexibility and value of completing a professional development plan for CTE licensure or gaining  an Education Minor.


What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. It was formerly called vocational education.

Oregon identifies Career Learning Areas (CLA) in six broad groupings of instructional areas, comprised of related careers, which provide context for academic, technical, and career learning.


A few examples of CTE courses taught in high schools are:

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


Teachers of CTE courses may come from a traditional teacher education program and have industry experience or gain some. They also may come from industry and need to gain some education coursework. Students in a program at OSU would gain the educational portion with a Minor in Education and may or may not need to gain the industry experience depending upon their personal situation.


For more information, please contact:

Debra Zeller
CTE Licensure Pathway Coordinator