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Health Science Education Division

HSE Division Councils



The Councils hold meetings in conjunction with CareerTech VISION. Special meetings are called whenever necessary.

Council of Health Occupation Teachers
The Council of Health Occupation Teachers is a national organization for all secondary and post secondary classroom health occupations teachers. The purpose of COHOT is to provide relevant, updated teaching techniques and curricula for its members. The council sponsors a student scholarship for members' students. Watch for a link to COHOT's Web site, which is expected to be online soon.

Health Occupations Supervisors and Teacher Educator's Council (HOSTEC)
HOSTEC strives to improve cooperation among those engaged in preparing and improving teachers and other workers in career, technical, technology and health occupations education. HOSTEC is active in legislative advocacy for career and technical education programs. HOSTEC holds a meeting each year at the ACTE Conference. The Council edits and publishes the Journal of Health Occupations Education and sponsors and assists with the National Curriculum and Research conference held every other year in a designated state.

Benefits of HSE Membership
As a member of the Health Science Education Division, you will receive:

  • A semi-annual division newsletter that covers HSE issues, research and practices
  • Discounted registration to the annual ACTE convention and opportunities to participate as a presenter or organize
  • Timely information about policies, plans and issues of ACTE as they relate to health occupations education and opportunities to serve on ACTE committees
  • Better communication through networking among teachers, teacher educators and administrators
  • Eligibility for awards of merit
  • Scholarships for students

Strategic Plan Priorities
The Association for Career and Technical Education's strategic plan must have the active involvement of all participants in the enterprise.

Each year HSE will develop a strategic plan that will reflect the primary efforts of HOE through a series of goals, objectives and activities. The ACTE strategic plan will be considered and incorporated as appropriate.

The goals represent a broad organizational thrust that is identified in the HOE policies. They include professional development, program improvement, policy development and marketing health occupations and career and technical education. The dynamic objectives within each goal represent the means to achieving the goal. Activities are specific events achievable within a year.

The Strategic Plan is a guide for all those involved in HSE. It sets a collective direction and plan of action for people who are committed to improving and expanding quality health occupations education and career and technical education.

Each year the strategic plan is examined and modified by the HSE Division's Policy Committee. The vice chairman assumes lead responsibility together with the HSE president, for collecting input from the Councils and for shaping the strategic plan for the next year, based on these perceptions.

The ACTE Vice President of Health Science Education is responsible for the development and implementation of the division's strategic plan.

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Health Science Education Division

ACTE's Health Science Education (HSE) Division has a broad-based foundation of instructors, administrators, applied academics instructors, local and state supervisors, teacher educators and others who are dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's health care community. Many HSE educators have experience as health care professionals, and they prepare youth and adults for such careers as nursing, dental hygiene and dental assisting, home health aide and medical technician.

HSE Division Scholarships

Applications for the HSE Scholarship and the Catherine B. Junge Scholarship (for HOSA students only) are completed electronically. The 2013 due date is April 1.


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