Prepared and Effective Program Staff


Prepared and effective program staff is one of the 12 elements in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. The following are resources to help you with preparing and developing effective CTE educators and staff. This page is under development; additional resources and tags to individual criteria within the Quality CTE Program of Study Framework will be added in summer 2018. 

Recruitment, Certification and Retention

CTE Teacher Licensure Requirements: 50 States and District of Columbia
Bonsu et. al, American Institutes for Research, June 2013

Improving the Quality of Career and Technical Alternative Teacher Preparation
Bottoms et. al, National Research Center for CTE, January 2013

A Framework for the Preparation of Accomplished Career and Technical Education Teachers
Adams, Journal of CTE, 2010

Educator Development and Standards

CTE Learn: Online course library for CTE educators
ACTE, various

Your First Year: 10 Things to Know ($)
Foster, Foster, Hornberger and McNally, 2014

Your First Year: 10 More Things to Know ($)
Foster, Foster, Hornberger and McNally, 2015

Beyond Your First Year: 10 Additional Things to Know ($)
Foster, Foster and Hornberger, 2017

National Research Center for CTE Professional Development Models

CTE Standards (Second Edition)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2014

Professional Learning: What CTE Teachers Want
Green and Moore, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2016

The Teacher as Professional Learner: What the National Board Standards Say
Hamilton, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2015

The Journey to a High-performing Professional Learning Community
King, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2015

Faculty Brown Bag Sessions: Professional Development, Problem Solving, Collegiality
Gergens and Van Noy, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2015

Beyond the Workshop
Fritsch, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2014

Professional Development Means Opportunity: Influencing Instruction at Occupational Colleges
Mosterdyke, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2014

Do Your Evaluations Make You a Better CTE Teacher?
Jacques, ACTE Techniques Magazine, May 2014

In-classroom Coach: An Addition to Mentor Teachers
Carney et. al, ACTE Techniques Magazine, October 2013

Professional Development for Secondary Career and Technical Education: Implications for Change
National Research for CTE, April 2010

21st-century Educators: Developing and Supporting Great CTE Teachers
Jacques and Potemski, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, February 2014

Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (adapted for CTE teachers)
Pennsylvania Department of Education

The State of CTE: Increasing Access to Industry Experts in High Schools
Advance CTE and Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, December 2016

Assessment of Professional Development Activities, Instructional Needs, and Delivery Methods of Part-Time Technical and Occupational Faculty in U. S. Community Colleges
Sandford and McCaslin, National Research Center for CTE, January 2004

Teacher Internships as Professional Development in CTE
Stephens, Journal of CTE, 2011

Administrator/Leader Preparation

Your First Year in CTE Administration: 10 Things to Know ($)
Foster, Hornberger and Watkins, 2018

Lessons Learned from Preparing CTE Administrators
Kappler and Long, ACTE Techniques Magazine, March 2017

Francis Tuttle Leadership Program Highlights History
Knapp, ACTE Techniques Magazine, September 2016

Developing Teacher Leaders in CTE
Holecek, Beckham and McKethan, ACTE Techniques Magazine, September 2016

Career and Technical Education Administration: Requirements, Certification/Licensure, and Preparation
Zirkle and Jeffery, Career and Technical Education Research, May 2017 ($)

Collaboration

An Academy for Pros: Collaborative Teacher Learning Across Disciplines and Districts
Nicholas and Border, ACTE Techniques Magazine, November/December 2017

Framework for Assessing Teacher Collaboration
National Center on Time and Learning