Education – Career and Technical Education Option

The Education program with an option in Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides participants with the skills and knowledge to be an effective educator in a Career & Technical Education setting. Participants begin with a 4-week boot camp, and then continue with required certification courses specific to CTE instruction. Coursework includes Classroom Management & Shop Safety, Exceptional Learners, the Teaching Process, Assessment & Evaluation, Teaching Literacy Skills, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. Participants complete a 360-hour apprenticeship under the guidance of a mentor. All coursework is delivered in one academic year. Graduates will be eligible to apply for CTE certification through the Maine Department of Education.

For more information on the Certificate Program and registration, click here.  For the course schedule, click here.

Key Learning Objectives

Graduates of the CTE Option will:

  • Explain the mission, history, and emerging trends for Career and Technical Education.
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to plan learning experiences and activities that meet the diverse needs of all students and to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Determine effective classroom management and safety practices for CTE environments.
  • Integrate literacy, mathematics, and other relevant subject matter into the CTE discipline/content area(s).
  • Use appropriate assessment strategies to inform curricula decisions, adjust instruction and evaluate student learning outcomes.
  • Reflect on teaching practices and continually seek opportunities to grow professionally.


  • Must be employed by a career and technical education center. For learners not employed in CTE centers, permission to enroll must be given on a case-by-case basis.