What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 24 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines

The date may vary. Please contact the College of Education & Human Development’s Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions at 404-413-8000 for more information.

Career and Technical Specializations, Undergraduate Certificate

The career and technical specializations certificate prepares people with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to be successful in career and technical education classrooms and laboratories.

Our certificate program, approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification, begins during the summer semester. Applications are accepted through the first week of summer classes or until the program is full.

Students spend three weeks in the summer on Georgia State’s campus, followed by a synchronous online class one night a week in the fall and spring. Students also participate in a student teaching practicum in which a Georgia State educator mentors them at their school of employment.

Career and Technical Specializations, Undergraduate Certificate

The career and technical specializations certificate prepares people with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to be successful in career and technical education classrooms and laboratories.

Our certificate program, approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification, begins during the summer semester. Applications are accepted through the first week of summer classes or until the program is full.

Students spend three weeks in the summer on Georgia State’s campus, followed by a synchronous online class one night a week in the fall and spring. Students also participate in a student teaching practicum in which a Georgia State educator mentors them at their school of employment.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 24 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines

The date may vary. Please contact the College of Education & Human Development’s Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions at 404-413-8000 for more information.

Program Highlights

Meet Janet Burns, Career and Technical Specializations Professor

Janet Burns was named the Association for Career and Technical Education’s 2015 Postsecondary Teacher of the Year and has received awards at the state and regional level. Her research has been published in Career and Technical Education Research, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Human Resource Development Quarterly and Teacher Education and Practice.

Careers

This certificate allows individuals from specific areas of industry, business or health to enter the teaching profession based on occupational experience and the minimum education level required for the field. Our students typically take jobs as teachers in career and technical areas in middle and high schools.

 

Program Details

Goals

Students seeking healthcare science education (or career and technical specializations) certification must pass or exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment within three years of program admission or prior to program completion, whichever occurs first. Students must take Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment for program admission and pass the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment for program completion. Successful completion of the approved program courses qualifies a person for either a second induction or professional certificate, depending upon the current level of certification. Students are admitted through a special application process once a year in summer session. They may take these courses either as non-degree or degree-seeking students. Classes offered in fall and spring are available in a synchronous online format.

Program of Study

Required Courses

Required (24):

  • EDBT 3020 Instructional Development in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 3360 Foundations of Management and Safety in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 3690 Teaching Practicum in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 3700 Teaching Practicum in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 3710 Teaching Practicum in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 4250 Principles and Practices in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EDBT 4570 Instructional Strategies in Technology/Career Education (3)
  • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)

Total hours for certification: Minimum of 24 semester hours

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking career and technical specializations certification must pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment within three years of program admission or prior to program completion, whichever occurs first.

All students must take Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment for program admission and pass the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment for program completion.

Successful completion qualifies a person for either a second induction or professional certificate, depending upon the current level of certification.

Students are admitted through a special application process once a year in summer session; they may take these courses either as non-degree or degree-seeking students. Classes offered in fall and spring may be available in a synchronous online format.

More Information

The career and technical specializations certificate program is designed to serve individuals from specific areas of health, industry and information technology to become teachers at middle and secondary schools schools based on occupational experience in the field and the minimum education level required for the field.

Current students hold an induction certificate or permit and must affiliate with and complete a Georgia Professional Standards Commission-approved program in order to convert to the professional certificate (PSC rule 505-2-.90).

Student Resources

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus, Online

non-degree

Undergraduate Certificate

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Janet Burns
jburns@gsu.edu
404-413-8417

Learning Sciences
DLSRecruitment@gsu.edu
404-413-8040

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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