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Curriculum: CTE

Department Address 

1299 E. 32nd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Department Phone 
(562) 997-8000 x 2900

CTE Course Outlines

myPD Course #8103 Approved CTE Course Outlines

This Self-Paced Learning Opportunity contains all the approved and updated CTE course outlines. To ensure you can view the resources, please log into your Google Drive account and then reopen the Self-Paced Learning Opportunity to view the resources.


Developing or Revising a CTE Course Outline

myPD Course #2508 Creating or Updating CTE Course Outlines

This learning opportunity provides steps and resources for creating or updating CTE course outlines using the 2013 CTE Model Curriculum Standards.  The CTE standards can be found in another Self-Paced Learning Opportunity.

myPD Course #2505 Understanding Career Technical Education (CTE) Model Curriculum Standards

The CTE Model Curriculum Standards are designed to assist California districts and schools in developing high-quality curriculum and instruction to help ensure that students are career and college ready and to prepare them for future careers. The standards are rigorous, evidence-based, relevant, and reasonable in scope. They offer clear guidelines for course outline development and expectations for student achievement. Each of the 15 industry sector sections includes a description, anchor standards, pathway standards, and an academic alignment matrix (which includes CCSS).

11 Elements of a Highly Effective CTE Program

11 Elements of a HE CTE Program

The California State Plan for Career Technical Education establishes the vision, goals, and essential elements of a world-class career technical education system. CTE — with its focus on rigorous and engaging curricula, supportive relationships, and demonstrated outcomes — has become critical to the preparation of all students for career and academic success, postsecondary education, and adult roles and responsibilities.


CTE Credentialing

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) - Designated Subjects Credential Services

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) - Designated Subjects Credential Services

Los Angeles County Office of Education - Career Technical Education (LACOE-CTE) is an approved Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Program Sponsor for the Designated Subjects (DS) Credentials in Career Technical Education, Adult Education, and Supervision and Coordination. The Designated Subjects Credentials Unit processes the Preliminary and Clear Career Technical Education and Adult Education Credentials as well as the Supervision and Coordination Credential for qualified candidates


Our Mission:

To support the learning and teaching community of the College of Education and affiliated programs, while providing licensing and professional assistance to our students.

Our Services:

  • Liaison between the credential applicant and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

  • University resource for credential requirements and licensing regulations

  • Review of credential and academic qualifications of candidates beginning student teaching and fieldwork assignments

  • Academic and licensing review of candidates requesting credential recommendation at completion of CTC approved credential program(s)

  • Program advisement, approval, and recommendation of second teaching credentials, added authorizations, subject matter authorizations, and supplementary authorizations

  • Advisement and licensing support for university interns, fifth-year credential candidates, out-of-state and out-of-country trained applicants

  • Determination of candidate eligibility, approval and recommendation of applications for credential document issue

  • Class presentations, student teaching application and licensing meetings, and special interest information workshops

  • Emergency Permit verification, and filing of state licensing appeals

  • Assistance for credential holders seeking renewal information

  • Data collection and reporting