Standard CTE Certificate

The Standard CTE Certificate is only valid for teaching in a State of Michigan reimbursed and approved Career and Technical Education secondary (grades 9-12) classroom. Although desirable, a person receiving the Standard CTE Certificate ONLY is not required to complete a professional teacher preparation program. Under special circumstances, a school district may hire a prospective teacher holding an Standard CTE Certificate if no certified teacher is available.

Announcement: The program is not currently accepting new students.

Program Requirements

The requirements, including those imposed by Wayne State University, for the Standard CTE Certificate follow:

  • Bachelor's degree (can be acquired as part of the certification program).
  • Completion of an approved major in a related occupational area. Please contact the CTE Program Coordinator for information regarding the occupational areas that are offered at Wayne State University.
  • Two years (4000 hours) of recent and relevant work experience (within the past 10 years) in an occupation.  We only accept a Notarized Verification of Work forms from the employer(s), which provide a detailed description and other evidence of related work experiences within the recent past 10 years.
  • Completing the following CTE one-credit (1) hour, online modules:
    • CTE 5401 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 1
    • CTE 5402 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 2
    • CTE 5403 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 3
    • CTE 5404 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 4
    • CTE 5405 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 5
    • CTE 5406 - Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom - Module 6
  • First Aid & CPR Certification (Adult and Child)
  • Criminal History Check

The Michigan Department of Education recognizes recommendations from Wayne State University's College of Education for the following areas:

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science And Technology (49.0101)
Airframe Technology (47.0607)
Automobile Technician (NATEF Certified) (47.0604)
Business Administration Management And Operations (52.0299)
Child and Custodial Care Services (19.0700)
Collision Repair Technician (NATEF Certified) (47.0603)
Computer Programming/Programmer (11.0201)
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication (11.0901)
Construction Trades (46.0000)
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts (12.0500) Cosmetology (12.0400)
Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design (11.0801)
Drafting and Design Technology/Architectural (15.1301)
Education General (Teacher Cadet) (13.0000)
Family and Consumer Sciences (19.0000)
Finance and Financial Management Services (52.0800)
Graphics and Printing Technology and Communications (10.0301)
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist (48.0501)
Marketing, Sales, and Service (52.1999)
Power Plant Technology (Aircraft) (47.0608)
Public Safety/Protective Services (43.0100)
Radio and TV Broad Casting Tech. (10.0202)
Small Engine and Related Equipment Repair (47.0606)
System Administration/Administrator (11.1001)
Welding, Brazing, and Soldering (48.0508)
Woodworking General (48.0701)

Curriculum

Modules are offered every semester.

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
CTE 5401 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 1 1
CTE 5402 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 2 1
CTE 5403 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 3 1
CTE 5404 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 4 1
CTE 5405 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 5 1
CTE 5406 Instructional Practices for the CTE Classroom – Module 6 1

How to apply

The following documents are needed to process the Standard CTE Certificate application. It is important that all documents listed below be forwarded together as a packet. This will ensure that all documents needed for the TVA are processed at the same time.

  • A copy of the applicant's WSU transcript verifying the completion of the following courses:  CTE 5401, 5402, 5403, 5404, 5405 and 5406.
  • A copy of the applicant's undergraduate transcript containing at least 36 credit hours in coursework related to the occupational area in which you plan to teach.
  • Notarized Verification of Work forms from the employer (s), which provide evidence of related work experiences within the recent past 10 years.  The total hours should meet or exceed 4,000 hours or the equivalence of 104 weeks (2 calendar years) of work related to the occupational area in which you plan to teach. The Michigan Department of Education provides Vocational Work Experience Standards.  These forms may be forwarded directly from the employer to the address listed below. This is the only document that will be accepted outside the completed packet.
  • A copy of the applicant's MTTC Subject Matter test results, if applicable.
  • A completed Initial Certification application. For additional information about the application, please contact the Academic Services Department in the College of Education at 313-577-1605.
  • A copy of the applicant's current First Aid & CPR (Child & Adult) Certification card or certificate.
  • A copy of the applicant's Criminal Background Check report.

IOC Cost: $160.00 Original Application Fee and $100.00 Yearly Renewal. This certification is valid for up to six years, depending on the date of issuance. The expiration date is printed on the certificate. These costs are payable to the Michigan Department of Education and will be billed to you directly.

Return packet to: CTE Program Coordinator, Career & Technical Education, College of Education, Wayne State University, 231 Education Building, Detroit, MI 48202.

Contact

Geralyn E. Stephens, Ed.D.
Associate professor (Clinical) and program coordinator, Career and Technical Education
313-577-0946     
ad9472@wayne.edu

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902