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Friday, June 22, 2018

Career and TEchnical Education

Teacher Certification

Welcome new Career & Technical Education (CTE) teacher...

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to teaching! You may have recently come from business or industry as an "expert" in an occupation or technical area. You are to be applauded for your success and credibility. It is both of these, which permits you to be hired as a Career & Technical Education (CTE) teacher.

Content expertise and work experience are not enough to make you a teacher. Although knowing your content will go a long way, that alone will only help you survive, not become a Teacher. That is why we are here; to assist in your professional growth from technical worker to professional educator.

We offer college coursework based upon the needs of new CTE Teachers and these courses are included towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Education and Industry Training. We use a performance-based system of relevant projects to your actual teaching or training responsibilities.

ALL the Program courses are only offered through the Internet using the World Wide Web. Both time and location are of your selection; 24 hours a day seven days a week the courses are open. Whether in your home, classroom, or office; wherever you can access the Internet, you can participate in these courses. Courses are offered every semester, including summers.

If you would like to meet us face to face; no problem, our faculty members use SKYPE to meet face to face with students.

We are here to assist you in making the transition from business or industry to education smooth and more importantly to prepare you as a competent and caring Career & Technical Education teacher.


Dr. Lisa Martino, Program Coordinator

The coursework is offered online at times convenient to your work and life schedule. Each course is scheduled over a semester with participation using web based discussions and web mail. ALL courses are included in the Bachelor of Science degree:

Technical Education & Industry Training

To register for the following courses please go to:


Certification area
UCF course
Semester hour credit
Lesson planning & evaluation in career education
General Methods/Testing Evaluation in Career & Technical Education (Lesson planning & evaluation)
ECT 3365


Special needs students in career education 

Special Populations in Career & Technical Education

(Teaching special needs students)
ECW 3564


"Education in teaching methods specifically for career education"
Professional Roles of the Career & Technical Teacher
(our recommendation)
ECT 3062
(See schedule of courses or contact
ECT 4004
-Principles & philosophy of technical education.


"Special methods" of teaching in/course construction.
Course construction in:

Business education
BTE 4410 OR

Health occupations
ECW 3312 OR

Course Construction in Industrial Education
ECT 3371 



Safety in the Technical Education Classroom & Laboratory


District Certification Requirements

The school districts in the State of Florida have certification requirements for their Career & Technical Educators. The following School Districts have opted to post their requirements on our website for the convenience of their teachers. If there are any questions regarding the requirements please contact the county person listed.

Seminole County School District (CTE) -
Joe Oldakowski, Career Education Program Specialist (407)-320-0171
Requirements for First Year Non-Degreed Professional Teaching certificate - College courses checklist.
Requirements for first Year Non-degreed Professional Teaching certificate In-service checklist.

Orange County School District (CTE)
Kimbra McDannel, Certification Specialist – Career & Technical Education
(407) 317-3200 x 200 2550

Sumter County School District (CTE)
Lisa Whitman – CTE Certification
352 793-2315 x251
Email address:

Nassau County School District (CTE)
Brent Lemond, Director, Career & Adult Education – CTE Certification Contact
Email address:
Nassau County School District
76346 William Burgess Blvd., Bldg. 30
Yulee, Florida 32097
1201 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Florida  32034
(904) 548-4474  (Office)

Putnam County School District (CTE)
Renee Hough, Director, Career & Technical Education – CTE Certification
Email address:
AVID District Director
200 S. 7th Street
Palatka, FL
Fax- 386-329-0535

Marion County School District (CTE)
Dianna Thompson  Certification  Specialist
Marion County Public Schools
420 SE Alvarez Avenue
Ocala  FL   34471
Phone: 352-671-7781

Martin County School District (CTE)
Gail D. Williams, Ed.S., Director of Personnel
Email address:
Martin County School District
500 E. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL  34997
(772) 219-1200 x 30240

St. Lucie County Public Schools (CTE)
Kathie Schmidt, Director/Career & Technical Education
St. Lucie County School District
4204 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
(772) 429-3963
(772) 429-3962 Fax

Indian River County School District (CTE)
Phyllis Mcintyre, Certification Analyst
Phyllis McIntyre
Certification Analyst
Department of Human Resources
School District of Indian River County
1990  25th Street
Vero Beach,  FL  32960
Phone:  772-564-3116
FAX:  772-564-3049

Manatee County School District (CTE)
Doug Wagner, Director, Adult, Career & Technical Education
Email address:
Doug Wagner, Director
Adult, Career and Technical Education
School District of Manatee County
(941) 751-6550 ex 2057

St. Johns County School District and First Coast Technical College (#055)
JoJean Ponce, Pre-Employment Specialist
Email address:
2980 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 547-3302

Advanced Vocational Plan

In some school districts an Advanced Vocational Plan is used for recognition of continued professional development and salary adjustments. If this is useful for you please print the form and contact Dr. Lisa Martinoor Dr. James Zink at UCF for approval prior to completing courses.

Certification Areas:

The following is a list of certification areas for CTE:

Trade & Industrial - All occupational coverages are issued by employing Florida School District.

Health Occupations/Sciences - see your District

Degreed Vocational Coverages

Vocational Endorsements

Teacher Coordinator of Cooperative Education

Teacher Coordinator of Work Experience Programs

Nondegreed Vocational Coverages

Business Technology/Education(requires BS degree)

State of Florida Teacher Certification

Technology Education (requires BS degree)

Marketing Education

Local Director of Vocational Education

Administration of Adult Education - Administrative Class

UCF Bookstore

Study Guides for subject areas are generally available at:

Test Preparation Guides