Welcome to the Department of Career and Technology Teacher Education
The Department of Career and Technology Teacher Education offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree as well as certificate programs for individuals seeking New York State teacher certification as teachers of Career and Technical Education (CTE) subjects and Technology Education.
The Career and Technical Teacher Education Program offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree, Initial and Professional CTE teaching certificates, Extension certificate for Coordinator of Work-based Learning Programs, and a Certificate Program for Non-degree students. Specific CTE subjects in which individuals can seek certification include the career fields of family and consumer sciences (e.g., culinary arts, textile and design); health (e.g., dental hygiene, nursing); and trade/technical occupations (e.g., automotive maintenance, computer technology, and graphic arts). Graduates of the Career and Technical Teacher Education program are employed in a variety of settings including CTE programs in public high schools, private trade schools, Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), and industrial training programs.
The Technology Teacher Education Program offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree, the Initial Certificate, Transitional C Certificate for career changers, and Professional Certificate in technology education through the Transitional C Program. The technology teacher education program focuses on the broad technological systems of communication, construction, manufacturing, transportation and energy. As part of the communications systems sequence, the program collaborates with the Computer Systems Technology Department to offer students an array of courses that prepare them to effectively use and manage information technology (IT) in the schools.
Career and Technical Teacher Education and Technology Teacher Education at City Tech are the only such programs in the City University of New York system that prepare K-12 teachers in technology education and specific career and technical education (CTE) subjects. City Tech is a member in good standing of Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), with an anticipated site visit in Spring 2023.