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Welcome to the official web site for the Professional Development Center for Career and Technical Education at Temple University.
The center is part of the Teaching & Learning Department in the College of Education and offers courses leading to teacher certification in career and technical education. The center is operated through a grant from the Bureau of Career and Technical Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The center serves the 17 counties in the eastern region of Pennsylvania. Courses are offered at multiple sites around the region and in traditional, blended (partially face-to-face and partially online), and completely online formats.
The many people who perform important services for the center welcome you to our web site and invite you to review our programs and offerings.
To teach in Pennsylvania secondary schools (high schools and career and technology centers), an individual must hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate. Our center
Once you have accepted a teaching position and enrolled in the teacher certification program at Temple, you will attend a New Teacher Workshop where you will meet the field resource staff and spend a week immersed in the pedagogical aspects of the teaching process.
Following the workshop, a field resource associate will visit you at your teaching location as you begin to work your way through the courses required to earn the Vocational level I and eventually, the Vocational level II certification. The six Temple Standards for Teaching provide the structure for the program, which is delivered on an outreach basis employing the expertise and experience of our field resource staff.
The staff at the center is here to serve you and help you reach your professional teaching, certification and degree goals. Contact us to learn more about our programs and to realize your dream of becoming a career and technical education teacher!
Robert W. Clark, PhD
Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education
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