Additional CTE Programs

Individual Pathway Courses

Initial CTE Certification- Pedagogical Core (9 cr. hrs.)

  • HDV 323- Human Development and Learning: Adolescent Development
  • CTE 444- Serving Special Needs Learners in CTE
  • CTE 309- CTE Curriculum Development

Detailed Initial CTE Certification Information can be found here. The teacher certification authorization form required for inital certification can be found here.

Professional CTE Certificate- Additional Pedagogy (9 cr. hrs.)

  • CTE 313- Instructional Assessment in CTE
  • CTE 445- Language Arts in the CTE Classroom
  • CTE 314- Classroom and Laboratory Organization and Management

Detailed Professional CTE Certification Information can be found here. The teacher certification authorization form required for professional certification can be found here.

 For additional information on the New York State CTE Certificate pathways and options and review criteria for qualification, visit the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives website.

*We cannot guarantee that the New York State Education Department will accept our courses on an Individual Pathway basis; only the state education department can do that.

Undergraduate Certificate for Practicing Teachers- (18 cr. hrs.)

This six-course certificate program is designed for those who are already hired by a program participating BOCES in NYS and who have their Transitional Certificate. Courses are provided one at a time over the course of two years, beginning with the summer before the practicing teacher begins teaching. With successful completion of this program, teachers will: 

  • receive all courses required by NYSED for initial and professional certification in their trade or technical area, and 
  • be recommended for initial certification by SUNY Oswego.  

Courses in this program are taught in a traditional classroom setting, and online. Teachers receive individual coaching while in the classroom, as well as regular meetings with professors during the school year. Teachers also work with teachers from other areas and other BOCES, helping to create a network of support while teaching. The teacher certification authorization form required for inital certification can be found here.

For more information, make a phone appointment with Dr. Jan Woodworth at ctep.youcanbook.me.

Drivers Education Certification (12 cr. hrs.)

Good driving habits start in the classroom. Schools everywhere are in need of more qualified driver and traffic safety educators as current instructors retire. SUNY Oswego is one of the few colleges in the state that offers flexible online training and practical learning that allows you to finish your certification for driver education in less than 12 months.

Courses Required:

  • SFE 551 Driver and Traffic Safety Education- 6 cr. hrs. (This is the FIRST of the sequence for provisional/initial drivers education certification. This course is REQUIRED.)
  • SFE 550 Fundamentals of Safety- 3 cr. hrs.
  • SFE 560 Trends and Problems in Driver Education- 3 cr. hrs.

Additional information can be found on the New York State Department of Education Driver and Traffic Safety Education Guidelines website.

Questions regarding the Drivers Education Program at SUNY Oswego please contact the course instructor: bradford.smith@oswego.edu

Work-Based Learning Program (6 cr. hrs.)

Successful completion of both courses, offered at both the undergraduate or graduate level, will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to implement and operate a Work-Based Learning program. Work-Based Learning programs are key components to the Career and Technical Education Endorsement for the New York State Regents diploma, and your certification extension in this area is crucial to CTE Endorsement for each student who meets the requirements.

  •  CTE 465/565 Introduction to Work-Based Learning- 3 cr. hrs. (First course in the series)
  • CTE 466/566 Implementing and Evaluating Work-Based Learning Programs- 3 cr. hrs. (Second course in series)

New York State Certification Extension Requirements and how to submit your request for a certification extension can be found here. The teacher certification authorization form required for a certification extension can be found here.

Questions regarding the Work-Based Learning Program at SUNY Oswego please contact the course instructor: star.matteson@oswego.edu

Registration Process for Additional CTE Programs

  • Matriculated undergraduate CTE students- consult your academic advisor and register according to MyOswego.

  • Non-matriculated individuals (without a bachelor's degree)- should review the process on how to activate a non-degree MyOswego Account here.

  • Matriculated graduate CTE students- consult your academic advisor and register according to MyOswego.

  • Non-matriculated graduate-level students- who currently have a bachelor's degree or higher, can find instructions and the non-degree application here.