Career and Technology Education

Career and Technology Education is designed to build upon previous education and experience in a technical field. This major may also be used to prepare individuals to teach technical courses in Texas public schools. If certification is desired, the specialization must be in a career or technical field taught in the state's public school system. Career and Technology certification is available in trade and industrial education.
The 36-semester hour major includes an 18-semester hour core specified for each career and technology certification area and an 18-semester hour specialization completed from courses in the student's approved occupational/technical field. Of the 36 semester hours required for the major, 18 must be from upper-level courses. All students are required to have RSWR 3345 Research Writing Methods.


Trades and Industry Programs - Candidates seeking Trade and Industrial
Education Certification are required to have:

  • a high school diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree from an
    accredited institution;
  • current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized
    accrediting agency as a professional practitioner that is based on a recognized
    test or measurement;
  • approval by Wayland Baptist University of three years of wage-earning experience
    within the past eight years for holders of either the associate or bachelor’s
    degrees, or five years of wage-earning experience within the past eight
    years for holders of a high school diploma; and
  • passing scores on state basic skills test and certification exam (PPR/TExES)
    for Trade and Industrial Education for grades 8-12.
    A student who is pursuing a Texas teaching certificate must complete the following courses for trade and industry:

CTED 4302 - Aims and Objectives of Workforce Development
CTED 4304 - Designing, Delivering and Managing Instruction
CTED 4308 - Implementing Instruction and Assessment
CTED 4309 - Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities
CTED 4360 - Internship in Trade and Industrial Instruction I
CTED 4361 - Internship in Trade and Industrial Instruction II


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