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1 Information Session Career and Technical Education Educator Certification Program (CTE-ECP)

2 Is there a CTE teacher shortage? Swelling student enrollments in CTE classes New CTE courses, career academies, etc. Graying teacher workforce Challenges of effective teacher recruitment efforts HISTORIC TURNOVER RATES ½ OF ALL TEACHERS NEEDED IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS HAVE NOT BEEN HIRED »source: NEA (National Education Association) »“There may be a lot of certified teachers but are they in our classrooms?”

3 Development of Original CTE Certification Cohort (2002) Started with a grassroots effort Advisory group meeting –CTE Directors –Community College Representatives –Teacher Educators –CTE Teachers –Education Service Center Staff

4 Outcome of Advisory Meetings Bottom Line…Districts want options for their CTE teachers to acquire quality certification Streamlined certification process Flexibility to hire CTE teachers late Current, relevant, flexible, responsive program Multiple support systems for new CTE teachers Network development integrated in the process Quality business/industry professionals in classrooms who not only know content, but know how to teach kids

5 National High Schools That Work Conference 800 surveys received from seasoned and new CTE teachers Personal interviews Panel discussions National ACTE Conference CTE teacher-educator sessions National Level Research

6 Outcomes New teachers need to be facilitators of learning and take an integrated approach to project-based learning Almost all new CTE teachers come from business and industry Add-on certifications are growing fast Alternative forms of certification are popular, but must be quality teacher training CTE teachers need technical area validation National Level Research

7 CTE Teachers Need: Special education training Contacts with business and industry Partnership-building techniques and strategies Ability to create environments for students to problem-solve Critical-thinking and questioning techniques Ability to use ongoing student assessment Training on diverse learning styles

8 National Level Research What helps to develop an effective CTE Teacher: Master teachers as mentors for new teachers Observations of other teachers Classroom management techniques Administrators who recognize 1st year teacher issues Involvement in professional associations Participation in student organization tied to content Certification program that is application-based, not theory-based Respect in the education community

9 A post-Baccalaureate certification program that utilizes an alternative route from the more traditional experience to achieve certification The same certificate (standard certificate), not an alternative certificate. A performance and field-based preparation model. Allows you to teach anywhere in Texas after you are certified Region XIII CTE-ECP

10 Region XIII CTE-ECP is… Rigorous Application-based Faster to complete (takes one school year)

11 Why Region XIII Program? Supportive environment with multiple support systems in place for success Excellent track record and reputation with school districts Most teachers complete program in less than one year Model follows school year; instruction is provided at time needed Mixed cohort of all seven CTE areas; multiple levels of teacher experience Program cost is affordable Blended approach with online and face-to-face (Can online-only programs really develop effective CTE teachers?)

12 Why Region XIII Program? Excellent pass rate on state exams Application-based program—no unnecessary assignments Gallup Data and national level research completed on our program Testimonials from former participants, administrators, CTE Directors Success of our participants in program and from follow-up CTE administrators, dept. heads, national recognition Training available in broad area of state Payroll deduction CTE scholarship ($2,000.00) available for

13 Why Region XIII Program? Recognized by US Department of Education Nation’s Top Six Programs

14 Why Region XIII Program? “At Region XIII, we collaborate with our schools and communities to promote quality instruction in order to maximize student performance. Our goal is to achieve a high standard of excellence through leadership, responsiveness to client (district or school) needs, and quality products that improve student performance.” As an ESC entity, Region XIII CTE-ECP operates on a cost-recovery basis and is not a for-profit organization.

15 Region XIII CTE-ECP New for Seven additional distance-learning sites! El Paso Denton Lubbock Mt. Pleasant San Angelo East Houston Corpus Christi * Austin site will be face-to-face, in person

16 CTE-ECP Distance Sites El Paso Lubbock (includes Amarillo and Panhandle area) Denton (greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area) Mount Pleasant (northeast Texas) San Angelo (includes Del Rio) East Houston (includes Beaumont and Galveston) Corpus Christi (includes Laredo and the Valley)

17 Distance-Learning CTE Cohort Orientation will be Sept. 7-8 to allow for maximum flexibility in hiring late Region XIII CTE Specialists will deliver instruction via two-way videoconference to teachers at seven sites On-site CTE facilitators will assist with preparation for class and activities during sessions

18 Our CTE Program Process Employed by School (public, private, or charter) Application to CTE-ECP Program Pre-Service Training (orientation) Internship Training (ongoing during school year) Mentor, Field, and Industry Support Functions Ongoing Professional Development Online Learning Face-to-Face Training Assessments and CTE Program-Specific Assignments State Exam(s) Recommendation for Certification

19 Process for CTE-ECP Enrollment Academic Requirements: Degree (minimum of Bachelor’s degree for all except Trades & Industrial Education) Non-degree option for Trades & Industrial Education Coursework or degree that ties to teaching assignment No GPA requirement

20 Enrollment Process (Continued) Additional Criteria: Work experience specific to certification area, as required by SBEC, through SOQ document Documentation from employing school (public, private, or charter) confirming specific CTE teaching assignment Criminal history check (fingerprinting)

21 CTE Certificates Offered by Region XIII Education Service Center Agricultural Science & Technology Business Education Family & Consumer Sciences Health Science Technology Marketing Education Technology Education Trades & Industrial Education

22 Region XIII SOQ Evaluation Criteria Three CTE certifications require work experience to be documented on SOQ: Health Science Technology (8-12) Marketing Education (8-12) Trades & Industrial Education (8-12) We use SOQ as a common application for all of our CTE program areas

23 SBEC Requirements for Certification Agricultural Science & Technology Bachelor’s degree required Certification Exams: #172 Agricultural Science and Technology and #130 PPR (8-12) or #160 PPR (EC-12) No wage-earning experience or content certification required TAC (pending)

24 SBEC Requirements for Certification Business Education Bachelor’s degree required Certification Exams: #176 Business Education and #130 PPR 8-12 or #160 PPR EC-12 No wage-earning experience or content certification/licensure required TAC (pending)

25 SBEC Requirements for Certification Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s degree required Certification Exams: #130 PPR (8-12) or #160 PPR (EC-12) and #200 FCS Composite (6-12) OR #201 FCS Hospitality, Nutr, & Food Sci (8-12) OR #202 FCS Human Devt & Family Studies (8-12) No wage-earning experience or content certification required TAC (b)(c)(d)(pending)

26 SBEC Requirements for Certification Health Science Education Bachelor’s degree required Certification Exams: #173 Health Science Technology and #130 PPR 8-12 or #160 PPR EC-12 Two years wage-earning experience in health agency utilizing licensure Current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized agency as a health professions practitioner based on two years of formal education TAC (a)(2)(D)

27 SBEC Requirements for Certification Marketing Education Bachelor’s degree required with (6 credits) marketing Certification Exams: #175 Marketing Education and #130 PPR 8-12 or #160 PPR EC-12 Two years of wage-earning experience in marketing occupations No content certification/licensure required TAC (b)(2); TAC (b)(2)(c)

28 SBEC Requirements for Certification Technology Education Bachelor’s degree required Certification exams: #171 Technology Education (6-12) and #130 PPR 8-12 or #160 PPR EC-12 No wage-earning experience or content certification/licensure required TAC (a)(pending)

29 SBEC Requirements for Certification Trades and Industrial Education No Degree Required Certification Exam: #170 TIE-PPR Wage-earning experience required: Option I: Bachelor’s degree, three years of full-time wage earning experience within the past eight years Option II: Associate’s degree, three years of full-time wage earning experience within the past eight years Option III: High school diploma or equivalent, five years of full time wage-earning experience within the past eight years

30 Trades and Industrial Education –Cosmetology teachers approved must have three years of full-time wage-earning experience as licensed cosmetologist, hold current cosmetology instructor’s license used by Texas Cosmetology Commission –ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE content current licensure, certification or registration by a state- or nationally- recognized accrediting agency as a professional practitioner. NOCTI testing in areas that do not have industry certifications is allowed. –TAC (e)(I)(A)(i)(III); TAC (e)(I)(A)(ii)(III); TAC (e)(I)(A)(iii)(I); TAC (E)(2)(A)(iv) SBEC Requirements for Certification

31 What If You Don’t Meet SBEC’s Requirements? Work Experience –Apply after work experience requirements are met Coursework –Take additional coursework, may be done during internship year prior to recommendation for certification Degree –May not be necessary for Trades & Industrial Ed. –Conditional admission for others** ** Conditional admission is ONLY available for applicants graduating prior to the start of the program (ex. summer, not December)

32 Overview Our CTE-ECP provides the big picture of career & technical education and how the standards fit together

33 Training (Based on CTE teacher standards) Focus Areas: –Standard 1: Planning for Instruction TEKS and Curriculum Design Lesson Design Student Growth and Development –Standard 2: Classroom Environment Student Behavior and Classroom Management Culture of Learning and High Expectations –Standard 3: Instruction and Delivery Effective Instructional Strategies Assessment

34 Training Focus Areas: –Standard 4: Professionalism Communication with Stakeholders –Standard 5: Work-Based Learning Connecting Classroom to Work WBL Program Development and Documentation –Standard 6: Relationships Advisory Committees, Tech-Prep, Business/Industry –Standard 7: Entrepreneurship Students as Entrepreneurs Marketing CTE Programs Entrepreneurial Activities in CTE Programs

35 Training Focus Areas: –Standard 8: Student Employability Workplace and Career Dynamics –Standard 9: Leadership Student Organizations in CTE Programs –BPA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, TSA –Standard 10: Technology Technology as a Tool for Learning –Standard 11: Professional Development Professional Organizations for CTE Teachers Resources

36 Internship Phase Ongoing Professional Development Mentoring Program Support and Coaching Assessment –Performance tasks –Implementation of program requirements –Certification exams as required by SBEC –Campus appraisal (PDAS or alternative) –Principal recommendation

37 Support Systems Mentor Support: –Trained campus mentor paid by Region XIII Field Support: –Five meetings/observations; discussion and feedback –Complete Teacher Activity Profile (method of observation identified in the TxBESS system) Industry Support: –Contact with industry representatives through Tech- Prep and other community resources CTE Student Organization Support: –Active teacher-advisor/mentor paid by Region XIII

38 Curriculum Design Aligned to CTE teacher and program standards Aligned to SBEC PPR teacher standards Relevant, application-based 23 face-to-face class sessions 7 on-line course modules Note: This certification process is not designed to apply toward college credits or a degree

39 Schedule Dynamics Aug. 1-3:Orientation Option I…attend in Austin at Region XIII »First days in classroom and “survival” techniques »Organization of program, requirements, and curriculum overview »Identify instructional needs and online training Sept. 7-8:Orientation Option II…attend at your distance site »Same content as Austin training Sept. - May:21 Face-to Face Training Sessions 7 Online Instructional Modules (4 in fall, 3 in spring) »Pedagogy reviews common to all content areas »Specific CTE Program Content »Program Evaluations, Assessments May - July+:Recommendation for Certification (when complete) Summer: CTE Professional Development Conferences

40 Program Fees (Payable to Region XIII) Application Fee Pre-Service/Orientation Fee Inservice/Training Fee 4, $ 4, CTE Scholarship available to all interns (credited to Inservice/Training Fee) - 2, Total $ 2, * Schools in extended service area--add $ More distant districts, please call (512) for quote * $2, May be payroll-deducted during internship year

41 Program Fees (Payable to Other Entities) Probationary Certificate July/August Criminal History Check July/August State Exam(s) during school year Standard Certificate next summer * Note: Examination fees vary according to CTE certification area

42 TExES Cumulative Pass Rates Compared to State

43 Next Steps Secure a CTE teaching position Have employing school confirm employment and specific CTE teaching assignment Complete CTE-ECP application process –Submit SOQ form –Provide copies of transcripts, if applicable –Submit $ application fee

44 Once your SOQ packet is received Review SOQ and supporting documents Determine eligibility for CTE certification(s) Prepare and approval form ECP office completes process –Prepares and sends certification plan to applicant and school district HR office –Sends copy of SOQ to HR for three certifications that require work experience –Provides info about next steps/orientation

45 Program Staff Program Coordinator –Beth Keith(512) CTE Specialists –Steve Frank (512) –Suzanne Faught (512) CTE Admin. Support  Jen Smith (512)

46 Distance Cohort Staff Site Facilitator –SHARON DERRICK – Distance Learning Location for this Site –Region 8 ESC –2230 N. Edwards, Mt. Pleasant Texas 75455

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