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Career and Technical District Certification

  • ECT 4004   History & Principles of Career and Technical Educationcredits: 3

    This course is an overview of current policies and principles in career and technical education including the historical, sociological, and philosophical bases. Topics include the impact of legislation, role of career and technical education in promoting democratic ideals, administrative structures at the national, state and district level, role of advisory committees, professional educator and student organizations, and critical issues affecting career and technical education. (Note: This is one of the four courses required to complete the professional preparation requirements for newly employed career and technical education instructors.)

    ECT 4183   Curriculum Construction: Technical Educationcredits: 3

    This course is designed to assist new Career and Technical (CTE) teachers on temporary certification, to develop or expand their skills in constructing a comprehensive curriculum for career and technical classrooms and laboratories. It will focus on translating the CTE instructor's occupational knowledge and experience with the academic goals and objectives of their program into a coherent series of efficient and effective learning experiences for students. Selected course topics include evaluation of curriculum resources, development of self-instructional learning materials, service learning projects, teacher with-it-ness and program culminating projects.

    ECT 4365   Basic Teaching Methods: Career and Technical Educationcredits: 3

    This course is designed to assist in-service career and technical teachers, on temporary teacher certification, to develop or expand their skill in planning and delivering effective instruction in the career and technical classroom and laboratory. The course focuses on the selection of teaching methods for specific instructional settings including principles of learning, instructional strategies, teacher collaboration, instructional media, classroom management and assessment. Access to the Internet and familiarity with email procedures are necessary.

    ECT 4562   Career and Technical Education for Students with Special Needs.credits: 3

    This course provides an overview of the rationale, legal and social foundations, and characteristics of education for students with special needs. It focuses on modifying the career and technical education curriculum, laboratory, shop, student outcomes, learning activities, tests, media, etc. to accommodate the unique learning needs of non-traditional, English as a Second Language and special needs students. Access to the Internet and familiarity with email procedures is required. (Note:This course is one of four courses required to complete the professional preparation requirements for employed Career and Technical Education instructors.)

  • We offer four online courses that meet district vocational education certification requirements. Vocational-technical instructors in areas like automotive, health occupations, cosmetology or public service must take four Career and Technical Education courses within a three-year period to gain or maintain district certification.
  • ECT 4183 and ECT 4562 are offered in the Fall
    ECT 4004 is offered in the Summer
    ECT 4365 is offered in the Spring
  • How To Enroll

    1. Apply to SPC online as a credit student and receive your student ID. The program/student plan is DG-NO--Upper Division Non Degree, Industrial/Technical —Non Degree. Be sure to include all Florida residency information and documentation and pay the application fee or your application may not be processed.
    2. Scan/email a copy of your educator's certificate (or DOE number) and bachelor's degree official or unofficial transcripts to Francine Fuentes at fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu or fax 727-444-6081.
    3. Email your SPC student ID number to fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu for directions on how to register.

    Students enrolled in renewal courses are classified as non-degree; however, courses are graded/for credit and will be reflected on an official SPC transcript.  

    For questions about this program, contact the College of Education at 727-341-3550 or email fuentes.francine@spcollege.edu.