CTE Teacher Certification Courses

As a full-time non-degreed Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, you are required by the State of Florida to complete four (4) courses to fulfill your professional teaching certification according to the Florida Statutes.

The Florida Statutes
K-20 Education Code
Chapter 1012 (Personnel); Section 1012.39

Employment of non-degreed teachers of career education

d. For full-time teachers, completion of professional education training in teaching methods, course construction, lesson planning and evaluation, and teaching special needs students. This training may be completed through coursework from an accredited or approved institution or an approved district teacher education program.

The required courses are part of our online Career and Technical Education Bachelor of Science degree. As a courtesy to the 67 Florida school districts, we offer these courses fully online for limited non-degreed students.

Our online courses align with the UCF Academic Calendar semester term and are only offered once per calendar year. Please see the table below for the available courses and semester offering.

Mandatory Professional Education Courses Course Number Course Title Semester
Teaching Methods
(Choose one)
ECT 3062 Professional Roles of the Career & Technical Teacher Summer
ECT 4004 Principles and Practices of Technical Education Fall
Course Construction
(Choose one)
ECT 3371 Course Construction in Industrial Education Summer
ECW 3312 Course Construction in Health Occupations Education Summer
BTE 4410 Course Construction in Business Education Summer
Lesson Planning and Evaluation ECT 3365 General Methods/Testing Evaluation in Career & Technical Education Fall
Teaching Special Needs ECW 3564 Special Populations in Career & Technical Education Spring
*Safety ECT 4815 Safety in the Technical Education Classroom & Laboratory
(some districts require this additional course)

You may register for these courses only, below.