Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licensure Prep

Are you interested in sharing your industry expertise by teaching in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program? Clackamas provides a Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) approved teacher preparation program for CTE licensure in all six CTE Career Areas.

Oregon's Career Areas include

  • Agriculture, food and natural resources systems
  • Arts, information and communications
  • Business and management
  • Health and biomedical sciences
  • Human resources
  • Industrial and engineering systems

This program meets the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) professional development requirements for industry experts seeking an Oregon Restricted or Preliminary CTE license to teach in secondary CTE (middle and high school) programs.

It also provides professional development for post-secondary CTE (community college) faculty and instructors teaching in registered apprenticeships to improve teaching skills and understanding of the learning process. This certificate provides individuals with educational foundations in classroom and program management and develops skills needed to meet the needs of diverse students and to integrate developmentally appropriate and culturally competent instructional strategies.

Start your path to a career in CTE instruction at Clackamas Community College:

  • The one-year CTE Licensure Prep certificate program is Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) approved to meet the Professional Development Plan (PDP) education requirements for the CTE Preliminary Teaching license.
  • Clackamas offers all six of the courses (18 credits) required in the TSPC Professional Development Plan for the Restricted CTE Teaching License. Note: these courses apply to the CTE Licensure Prep Certificate requirements.
  • All ED courses at Clackamas are offered online yearly to meet the needs of working students statewide.

More information about CTE Teacher Licensure can be found at the Oregon Department of Education website.

To register, simply follow the enrollment process found on our Getting Started page.

TermLicensing RequirementsCCC CTE Licensure Prep certificate courses
(all courses must be passed with a C or better)
FallClassroom ManagementED 130, Comprehensive Classroom Management
Instructional Methodology-Literacy or MathED 113, Instructional Strategies in Reading/Language Arts or ED 114 – Instructional Strategies in Math
WinterHuman Development for Adolescents
ED 229, Learning and Development
Curriculum Design, Instructional Strategies and Assessment
ED 131, Instructional Strategies
SpringIntroduction to CTE in OregonED 220, Introduction to CTE in Oregon
Culturally Responsive Practices
ED 258, Multicultural Education
Professional AttributesED 216, Foundations of Teaching & Education
ED 280, Cooperative Work Experience/ Practicum
Year-round College-level English Language Arts and Math credits
WinterHighly Recommended for LicensureED 254, Instructional Strategies for Dual Language Learners
ED 169, Overview of Students with Special Needs
Megan Helzerman


Megan Helzerman

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licensure Specialist


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