Standard CTE Certification

The Standard Career & Technical Education (CTE) Certificate [PDF] an authorization from MDE for for teaching in a Michigan approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in the occupational area in which the teacher is endorsed. EMU’s program is meant for the following candidates: 1) certified teachers who wish to earn a vocational endorsement, and 2) those without previous certification who wish to teach in a specific occupational area, and have supporting work experience.

EMU offers CTE's in the following occupational areas (the numbers in parenthesis are the corresponding CIP codes):

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design (11.0801)
  • Drafting And Design Technology/Architectural (15.1301)
  • Electrical And Power Transmission Installation (46.0301)
  • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation & Repair General (47.0101)
  • Engineering Technology (15.0000)
  • Finance And Financial Management Services (52.0800). This includes tasks under:
  • Graphics And Printing Technology And Communications (10.0301)
  • Lineworker (46.0303)
  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist (48.0501)
  • Marketing, Sales, And Service (52.1999)
  • Mechatronics (14.4201)
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technician (Natef Certified) (47.0613)
  • Radio And Tv Broad Casting Tech. (10.0202)
  • Welding, Brazing And Soldering (48.0508)

The State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Education determines the requirements to be eligible for a CTE Certificate. These include:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Admission to EMU requires submission of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. For more information see EMU admissions requirements.
  • Major or minor in the vocational area of certification.
  • Document 4000 hours of relevant and recent work experience in the vocational area of certification within the past ten years as required by the Michigan Department of Education [PDF].
  • Successful completion of BMMT 200 (fall offering) and BMMT 363 (winter offering) at EMU.

Michigan Department of Education linked information:

National Center for Education Statistics:

For an application form, please contact [email protected].

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