Career and Technical Education for Practicing Teachers

Undergrad Certificate

CTE for Practicing Teachers Crt

This CTE certificate program is appropriate for teachers who are currently teaching in a school district or BOCES that has a partnership with SUNY Oswego.


This clinically rich CTE certificate program includes six required courses to offer key knowledge, skills and dispositions for teaching technical skills. Working with a school-based mentor teacher while undertaking program coursework, CTE candidates will learn about planning, teaching and assessment strategies; adolescent development and learning processes; the nature of students with disabilities and/or special health care needs; pedagogical uses of technology; literacy development; and the relationship between schools and their communities.

In addition, this program positions candidates to apply for Professional CTE Certification. Upon completing the program, accumulating three years of full-time classroom teaching experience, and passing the New York State Teacher Certification Exam, Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), candidates can apply to the New York State Education Department for Professional CTE Certification. 

A Revitalized School of Education

Recently, SUNY Oswego has brought all six departments of the School of Education into a rejuvenated 21st century home complete with cutting-edge facility designs and equipment for teachers of the future.


Candidates who complete this program and pass the New York State Teacher Certification Exam, Educating All Students (EAS), can apply for initial CTE certification for grades 7-12.

Career Opportunities

  • High school teaching
  • Community college teaching
  • Armed services education
  • Business training