Is online Career and Technical Education right for me?

Why Choose Career and Technical Education (CTE)?

Over 1.5 Million students are enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses in North Carolina at the middle school, high school and community college level. These students choose to focus in the areas of Agriculture, Business, Finance, and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Technology Engineering and Design and Trade and Industrial so that they can be better prepared for the work in which they will work.

As a CTE teacher, you will have the opportunity to impact young people as they apply the concepts and skills associated with each of the areas through relevant hands-on learning experiences.

Why Choose to be a CTE teacher?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • To make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • To teach young people about the career opportunities that await them.
  • To connect math, science and language arts through meaningful learning experiences.
  • To demonstrate the connection between school and career. How often have you heard a young person say "Why do I have to learn this?" You will be able to provide them with the answer as a CTE teacher.
  • To give back to your community and/or your specific discipline.
  • To watch students excel in school and education finally make sense for so many young people.

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Why Choose App State's Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching?

  • Appalachian State graduates are respected across the state and nation.
  • We are the only program in the state to offer a comprehensive CTE Teacher Education program.
  • Our faculty have taught in CTE and all are still actively engaged in our professional organizations and Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).
  • You will have the opportunity to learn about all areas of CTE as you focus on your specific area
  • A knowledgeable staff that will help you with job placement and teacher licensure
  • Our program constantly averages between 95% -100% job placement within the first 6 months of completion
  • It's online
  • It's accelerated