Welcome to the Health Science Education Division
Dear ACTE Health Science Education Division New Member:
Welcome to the Health Science Education (HSE) Division. You will find that the HSE Division is composed of teachers, teacher educators, administrators both local and state, and other professionals interested in the teaching of our youth and adults, career and technical education, and the health care of our nation. The networking capabilities are phenomenal. The Division offers professional development sessions at the ACTE Annual Convention and also collaborates with other health-related entities, to sponsor a Health Science Technology Research and Curriculum Conference every two years. There are many opportunities to apply your leadership skills both in committee work and in organization/presentation at the conferences. Learn how to develop your legislative skills and become active in the legislative process by attending the National Policy Seminar each year. Take a few moments to review all the exciting things going on in the HSE Division.
Each year, awards are given in five categories.
Award of Merit
This award is to recognize individuals or organizations outside the field of career and technical education for the highest meritorious contribution to the improvement, promotion, and progress of HSE.
Outstanding New Teacher
This award is to recognize new HSE teachers who are providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in one of the health fields. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.
Outstanding Service Award
This award is to recognize educators who have made the highest meritorious contribution to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of health science education.
Outstanding Vocational Educator
This award is to recognize those career and technical educators, other than full-time classroom/laboratory teachers, who have recently provided or are currently providing significant contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of health science education.
Teacher of the Year
This award is to recognize teachers who are providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in one of the health fields. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs, which are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.
HSTE Award application forms are available on this Web site. Contact information:
Awards Chairperson: Becky Ann Davis, West Virginia Dept. of Education, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East,Bldg. 6, Rm. 243,Charleston, WV 25305
The HSE Division gives the HSE and the Catherine B. Junge scholarships each year. The applicants for the Catherine B. Junge scholarship must be members of HOSA. All applicants must be enrolled in a secondary, postsecondary or college/university HSE program. The applicants may be a high school senior with proof of acceptance into further education for a health career, or an enrolled student in a postsecondary (community/technical/junior college) or university/collegiate HSE program.
Criteria: a) The transcript of the applicant must accompany the application; b) A list of activities, e.g., offices held, awards and honors, and student organization involvement (if applicable) must be submitted; the Catherine B. Junge scholarship requires that the applicant be a member and a local, regional, state or national officer of HOSA; c) The applicant must describe community service, volunteer experience, church related activities, etc.; and d) Submit a 350—750 word essay describing contributions that they expect to make to the health profession and why they should be selected as the recipient of the scholarship. Additional requirement: Three (3) references from a) a teacher, adviser, principal or director of the HSTE program; b) an employer; and c) any other source other than a relative. The references should document applicant’s scholarship, leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, integrity and potential in the health profession.
Applications are available at HOSA, this website, or you can contact the HSE Division vice president.
Applications must be sent by May 1 to the current HSE Division vice president.
This committee is to select recipients for the various HSE and ACTE awards.
Critical Issues/Legislation/Resolutions Committee
This committee is to identify issues affecting HSE programs; prepare and promote legislation favorable to HSTE; and research and prepare resolutions representing HSE viewpoints.
This committee is to write and secure articles concerning HSTE and edit and oversee the publications of documents for the HSE Division.
This committee is to work with the various states, regions and affiliate organizations in recruiting for membership and candidates for the various positions in HSE.
Operating Policy Committee
This committee is to review, edit and recommend changes in the operating policies and the policy handbook.
This committee is to develop and initiate ways to improve the professional development of HSE members. The members will work with ACTE convention committee in planning the program.
HSTE Vice President Nominating Committee
This committee is to put forward the names of two candidates as the nominees for the office of HSE vice president, after having interviewed all candidates nominated. Biographical data and ballots are to be mailed to the membership for voting.
This committee is to review the audit of the accounts of the Division for the fiscal year and reports its findings to the annual business meeting.
Ad Hoc Special Committee
This committee is to deal with any special projects that may affect the Division.
For more information about the HSE Division or how to serve on a committee, contact Ruth Eckenstein, 2006-2009 Vice President, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, 1500 West Seventh Ave, Stillwater, OK74074, 405-743-5104, Fax: 405-743-6809.
Meet Gina Riggs
HSE Committee Representatives
HSE Division Board Report Archive
HSE Division Operating Policies
HSE Division Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
HSE Division Awards
Archived HSTE Journal
HSE Division Councils
HSE Division Scholarships