Alternative Certification in Teaching: Certificate of Competence (Track 2)
The Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate equips candidates who have content knowledge in career and technical education with the pedagogy necessary to become effective secondary teachers in CTE classrooms. This alternative pathway post-baccalaureate program applies to the following license fields to teach CTE in middle school and high schools: Arts and Communications (6-12), Business (6-12), Health Services (6-12), Industrial and Engineering Technology (6-12), Natural Resources (6-12), and Public and Human Services (6-12)
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- The teacher candidate analyzes how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
- The teacher candidate uses an understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
- The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- The teacher candidate analyzes the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s). He or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
- The teacher candidate describes and demonstrates how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
- The teacher candidate develops and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor the learner’s progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
- The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
- The teacher candidate develops and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop a deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
Certificate of Competence (CO) Info at a Glance
Certificate of Competence (CO)
Alternative Certification for CTE Licensure Program/Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate of Competence:
Candidates entering with an Associate degree preparing for an alternate route to CTE Restricted Licensure will complete an application for admittance to Leeward Community College, complete an application to the program and complete an intake form for the Teacher Education counselor and provide documentation of a passing score on the Praxis CORE exam, documentation of industry experience (a minimum of 3 years) and/or CTE content coursework.
The Teacher Education counselor and program coordinator ensure that all documentation is provided prior to admittance to the program. Per the direction of Leeward CC Admission and Records, the candidates will submit all of the information listed above to the Teacher Education office for review. Once all required documentation and applications have been screened by the counselor and program coordinator, the file is submitted to Admissions and Records for processing.
Once admitted, the Teacher Education counselor works with the candidate to determine the individual plan for successful completion (length of time, number of courses per semester). The program coordinator acts as the field director state-wide ensuring placement for the two semesters of practicum. Candidates who are hired by the HIDOE will complete these requirements in their own CTE middle or secondary classroom with the on-site mentoring completed by the CTE teacher or CTE department chair or other faculty mentor.
During the practicum experience, ED 393P (formerly ED 295A and ED 313A) and ED 393S (formerly ED 295B and ED 314B), a program College Supervisor will meet with the candidate and on-site supervisor a minimum of 5 times each semester. The first semester is a mentorship (ED 393P formerly ED 295A and ED 313A) and the second semester is the formal student teaching experience (ED 393S formerly ED 295B and ED 314B) where formal observations will be completed. The College Supervisor will work with the candidate to complete the exit portfolio in preparation for recommendation for licensure.