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Career and Technology Education, Undergraduate Certificate

Pathway to CTE Teacher Certification Educator 

Skilled Technical Sciences / Health Sciences / JROTC

This 18 credit hour certificate program will guide you in completing the DESE required program of study for CTE teachers in Skilled Technical Sciences, Health Sciences, or JROTC programs. Courses are aligned with Missouri certification requirements. This certificate can also serve as a credential for business and industry trainers. Additionally, courses completed for this certificate can be applied toward the completion of UCM’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education.

Do you teach in another state?

Let us work with you and your State Department of Education to tailor this Certificate to meet your state’s certification requirements.


Flexible Scheduling

Your courses in this program are delivered online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two. This means that your courses will work around your busy schedule. Our program advisors will work one on one with you in developing a Program of Study that meets your needs and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained with the Undergraduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education to:

  • Meet the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE) at the introductory level or above
  • Develop a thorough understanding of instructional materials and their development
  • Produce and implement authentic student assessments
  • Disaggregate assessment data for improved student learning and performance in the 3 primary domains of learning: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective
  • Learn methods and techniques for teaching CTE students, including exceptional children
  • Become effective CTE classroom and laboratory managers
  • Assist CTE students prepare for college and/or career readiness

Professional Organizations

You will be encouraged to join the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education (MoACTE), Missouri's professional organization for career and technical educators.

Certification and Employment

You will be able to meet the requirements for CTE educator certification through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You will be able to teach in high schools, career centers, community colleges, public post-secondary programs, industry apprenticeship programs, and others.



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri

Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Conrad
Associate Professor
Lovinger 2131
Tel: 660-543-4332


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