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Vocational Instructional I Certificate (Undergraduate)

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A person holding a valid Vocational Intern Certificate shall be eligible for a Vocational Instructional I Certificate upon:

  • presentation of acceptable evidence of two years wage-earning experience beyond the learning period in the occupation to be taught;
  • completion of the approved intern program;
  • presentation of evidence of passing the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA)
  • successful completion of a speech assessment that is on file at Temple University;
  • successful completion of undergraduate or graduate program requirements;
  • presentation of evidence of having passed the PRAXIS I test: PPST reading and writing; and,
  • recommendation of Temple University.

Listed below are the undergraduate course requirements for the Vocational Instructional I Certificate. The Intern certificate is valid for only three years and all requirements for the Vocational I shall be completed in that period. The courses are listed in the typical sequence in which they may be taken. Required testing and professional work experience are also listed. The Level I certificate is valid for six years of teaching.

Professional and Vocational Education





ED 2205 Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education
CTE 3101 Principles of Career and Technical Education
CTE 3102 Teaching Strategies in Career and Technical Education
CTE 3103 Curriculum in Career & Technical Education



Council of Educators (COE) Review

A passing score must be earned on the Council of Educators (COE) Performance Review.

General Education




English 0802 Analytical Reading and Writing
SpEd 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education



Professional Work Experience

A minimum of two years of trade-related work experience must be verified on file at Temple University.


  • Complete a speech proficiency assessment
  • Obtain passing scores on the PRAXIS I: PPST* in Reading and Writing.
  • Succesfully complete the Occupational Competency Assessment
  • Pass the Council of Educators' Performance Review

Tests and test scores are subject to change yearly.
Passing scores must be on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Temple University at the time of application.

* PRAXIS Scores are valid for 10 years from the date taken

How to Apply

To apply for the Vocational I Certificate, the candidate must contact the Coordinator for CTE Teacher Certification, Advising, and Admission.

Contact Information

Ms. Nancy Johnston
Coordinator for CTE Teacher Certification, Advising, and Admission.

Temple University, Ritter Hall 346
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-204-8376