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Career Technical Education Panel

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The Commission has convened a panel of career technical experts to consider recommendations for improvements to the Designated Subjects Credentials: Vocational Education and to the Designated Subjects Standards of Programs of Personalized Preparation for Vocational Education Teaching Credentials.

This panel met for the first time on March 29 and 30, 2007 and will meet regularly over the next six months, concluding with recommendations related to preparation of Career Technical Education Teachers. These recommendations will be presented to the Commission for approval.

What's New?

  • Revised Career/Technical Education Credential Standards [PDF]
    June 17, 2009

  • CTE Teaching Credentials--SB 1104 Guidance [PDF]
    November 20, 2008

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Technical Assistance Meeting - October 24, 2008
    The Commission will hold the first technical assistance meeting for Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Programs to submit for approval under the new standards which were approved at the August Commission meeting. All programs currently approved will expire on August 1, 2010; however, programs approved under the new standards can begin as soon as they are approved by the Commission. The meeting will be held at the Commission from 10 a.m. to 3pm. Please contact Helen Hawley, hhawley@ctc.ca.gov to reserve a place at the meeting.

  • Commission's Report to the Legislature SB-1104-CTE-Teaching-Credentials
    March 2008
    This report presents the Report to the Legislature and the Governor on Career Technical Education, as required by SB 52 (Chap. 520, Stats. 2007)

  • Draft Standards for CTE Programs [PDF]
    January 2008
    This item is the third in a series of items focusing on Career Technical Education (CTE). This agenda item presents the proposed Career Technical Education Program Standards to the Commission for initial review.

  • Report on the CTE Advisory Panel [PDF]
    December 2007
    This item is the second in a series of items focusing on Career Technical Education (CTE). This agenda item presents the Career Technical Education Advisory panel's recommendations related to the Career Technical Education Credential.

  • Report on the CTE Advisory Panel [PDF]
    November 2007
    This item is the first in a series of items focusing on Career Technical Education (CTE). The item reports on SB 52 (Chap 520 Stats 2007) signed by the Governor on October 12, 2007. This item also describes the current CTE credential structure, the current policy initiatives related to CTE, and the initial recommendations from the CTE Advisory Panel.


The meetings will be held in public at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811 unless otherwise announced.

For relevant legislation, see www.leginfo.ca.gov.

Please forward questions to Helen Hawley at hhawley@ctc.ca.gov.



Updated November 20, 2008