This Career Technical Education page provides general information on CTE regulations and any recent Commission action related to Career Technical Education teachers. (Any questions regarding the Federal Perkins state funding/eligibility should be addressed to the California Department of Education.)

The Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses.

General Information

CC 16-04 Industry Experience Recency Requirement– Describes the options to meet the work experience requirements.

CC 14-08 Industry Sector and Pathway Breakdown – Provides the current list of industry sectors, pathways, and possible occupations.

PSA 10-19 Adding a CTE Credential to Another Credential– Describes the requirements for obtaining a CTE credential when the teacher already holds another clear teaching credential.

CTE Credential Leaflet CL-888 – Details the requirements to earn a CTE credential.

Recent CTE Related Commission Agenda Items

September Update on Work Group on Career Technical Education September 2019
Video of item starts at 50 minutes and 20 seconds of Day 2.
This was an Information Only Item

Update on the Work Group to Explore Solutions Surrounding Career Technical Education Issues
April, 2019
Video of item starts at 3 hours 26 minutes and 44 seconds of Day 2
This was an Information Only Item.

Update on Creating a Work Group to Explore Solutions Surrounding Career Technical Education Issues September 2018
Video of item starts at 5 hour 18 minutes and 18 seconds of Day 1
Recommended Action starts at 5 hours and 36 minutes of Day 1

Addressing the Teacher Shortage in Career Technical Education June 2018
Video of item starts at 2 hour 13 minute of Day 2
Recommended Action starts at 2 hours 27 minutes and 30 seconds of Day 2

Next Steps in the Work Related to Career Technical Education February 2018
Video of item starts at 4 hours 26 minutes and 30 seconds of Day 2
Recommended Action starts at 5 hours and 30 minutes of Day 2- Item was Information Only

Dual Certification for Single Subject and CTE Teacher Recommendations February 2017
Video of item starts at 13 minutes and 40 seconds of Day 2
Recommended Action starts at 2 hours 19 seconds of Day 2

Update on the Commission’s Work-Related to Dual Certification for Single Subject and CTE Teaching Credentials December 2016

Policy Issues Pertaining to Dual Certification for Single Subject and CTE Teaching Credentials June 2016

Updated March 18, 2021