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 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 Engineering, Web development, Culinary Arts, and Digital Media.

Teachers of CTE courses may come from a traditional teacher education program and have industry experience. They also may come from industry and need some education coursework. Students in a program at OSU would gain the educational portion with a Minor in Education focusing on CTE coursework.


For more information or to declare the Education Minor, students should contact Sue Helback at or 541-737-3452.