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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Career and Technical Educator ATC

Career and Technical Educator  (4393)

This program is suspended and no longer accepting students effective Fall 2019

Type of Award
ATC - Advanced Technical Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advanced Technical Certificate assists current Palm Beach County School District CTE instructors who wish to obtain a professional CTE district certification.

Candidates must be current CTE instructors in teaching positions in the areas of medical/health science, business/technology, career pathways/criminal justice/OJT, STEM/industrial education/TV production, family consumer science or hospitality and tourism.

Candidates must take the four required Career and Technical Education courses within their valid three-year temporary district certification period to gain a professional CTE district certification.

This program is a district-approved certification program that consists of 12 credits and can be completed in one year. Courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends on the Lake Worth campus and through distance learning.

Admission Requirements
Candidates for the program must have a valid School District of Palm Beach County issued Statement of Status of eligibility and temporary CTE district certification.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be completed in one year.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus and distance learning.

For More Information
Contact the Educator Preparation Institute at 561-868-4041

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 12
EPI0001   Classroom Management * 3
EPI0002   Instructional Strategies* 3
EEX2010   Introduction to Special Education 3
ECT2180   Curriculum Construction: Career and Technical Education (CTE) 3
Total Program Credits: 12
*These courses must go through the prior learning process to be recorded on the Degree Audit for this ATC. Contact Institute of Teacher Education's Office for directions.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities include working as a certified Career and Technical Education teacher for the School District of Palm Beach County in a public or charter school setting.

Career Path Notes
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply for their Career and Technical Education District Professional Educator Certificate.

Career Center
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