Career & Technical Education

Guidance on Appropriate CTE Teacher Certification


CTE Directors
Persons Responsible for CTE Programs


October 23, 2008


Eric Suhr, Bureau Chief, CTE Programs,
Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support


Guidance on Appropriate CTE Teacher Certification




The Offices of Teaching Initiatives and Curriculum and Instructional Support have issued guidance for BOCES regional certification officers and school district human resource personnel to assist in identifying appropriate Career and Technical Education teacher certification. Resolving certification questions prior to program development is essential. This guidance should be used in cases where it is not clear who may be qualified to teach in new or significantly revised programs (e.g., during the CTE Program Approval process).  SED confirmation about proper certification may also be needed when teachers update existing programs with emerging content (e.g., infusion of green technology). The guidance is available at:  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/memo102008.html


If you have specific questions about CTE program development and the CTE Program Approval process please contact the CTE team atemsccte@nysed.gov or 518-486-1547.



Last Updated: June 13, 2016