How to Become a CTE Teacher

Do you ever feel like you have more to offer?

Maybe you want to use your knowledge to impact the lives of others who could benefit from learning about your career field. Perhaps you’ve always had the desire to step into a classroom as a teacher to share your experience and wisdom. There are ways to get involved, and it’s not as hard as you might think, especially with experience behind you.

What It Takes To Become a CTE Teacher

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    Step one is earning an initial Workplace Specialist I License.
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    You can learn more about how to earn a Workplace Specialist I License on the Indiana Department of Education Website.
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    The Workplace Specialist I License is valid for two years.
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    On the same webpage linked above, you will also learn how to convert your license to a Workplace Specialist II license. This license is valid for five years.
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    For those who’ve gone to school for education, you can also apply for your standard teaching license or professional license.

Why You Are Needed

Knowledge has a way of spreading, even when we’re not looking. When you know you have the relevant skills and knowledge for certain fields, teaching could be the best choice for you. It can help you to succeed even further and allow others to succeed as well.

It might not seem obvious, but teaching is yet another way for you to deepen your skills and continue learning. Plus, each time you connect with students, you are creating opportunities that can change lives. That’s not an overstatement. Teaching and learning create the basis for much of our success in life.

You are needed to be the driving force behind someone guiding their life to the next stage of success. When you step into the role of a teacher in a Career and Technical Education program, you might be helping to fill the need for employees in a specific field.

Your skills and knowledge are needed.

CTE teachers are needed for a variety of fields in Indiana, and your skills could apply. If you become a CTE teacher, the fulfillment you’ll get from the work you’ll do is unparalleled. You’ll be giving the gift of knowledge to many while also furthering your career for years to come.

You can use your experience and knowledge to change lives and shape countless futures. Reach out to us with any questions you may have. We’re always willing to help at Indiana ACTE.