Courses in Vocational-Technical Education

The course offerings in vocational-technical education are designed to prepare teachers of occupational subjects (skilled trades) and trade-related subjects for Connecticut's technical high schools, teachers of trade and industrial occupational subjects for comprehensive high schools, and health occupation educators for their state of Connecticut certification. All certification advisement is done at the Connecticut Technical Schools Central Office.

Suggested initial courses are:

VTE 113 Introduction to Teaching Vocational-Technical Education 4
VTE 116 Teaching Vocational-Technical Education 2
SPED 315* Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3

Course suggestions for individuals seeking certification as a teacher-coordinator of cooperative work education include:


VTE 415 Principles of Career & Technical Education 3
VTE 450 Principles and Organizations of Cooperative Work Education 3
VTE 455 Labor Market Trends and Student Job Readiness 3
SPED 315* Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3


Course Suggestions for Department Heads
VTE 480 Curriculum Development Trade  
VTE 482  Instructor Supervision & School Administration  
Course Suggestions to meet Elective Requirements  
VTE 400  Evaluating Student Achievement in VTE  
VTE 490   Contemporay Issues in Education  


 This certification is obtained directly from the Connecticut State Department of Education Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support, and Assessment.

*VTE students, formally identified as such, are exempt from admission to the professional program.

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