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Center Objectives

The Center at Temple University provides professional services to teachers, specialists, administrators, and career and technical education students in local school districts.

Professional Education

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) program

  • Provide Pre-Induction, professional education for clients recruited from business and industry who have little or no pedagogical education or experience

  • Provide outreach services (vocational intern/instructor/coordinator) and cooperative education certification programs for personnel off-campus through a Field-Based Competency-Based Teacher Education Program (FB/CBTE)

Continuing Technical and Professional Development

  • Provide continuing technical and professional development, including Workshops and Seminars and Academies for all personnel involved in career and technical education programming

  • Provide an Occupational Experience program

  • Provide a Placement system for career and technical education teachers and leadership personnel

  • Provide a Recruitment system for career and technical education teachers and leadership personnel

  • Provide assistance for career and technical educators who serve Disadvantaged, Disabled, and Handicapped Learners

Research and Development

  • Assist schools in the selection, development, and implementation of programs of study (Curriculum Dissemination/Implementation) that include rigorous academics and industry-based career and technical content.

  • Provide support for Research in career and technical education