Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) encompasses the following teaching fields:
- Career and Technical Specializations;
- Computer Science;
- Engineering and Technology;
- Family & Consumer Sciences;
- Healthcare Science;
Certification in most of these fields follows the standard requirements for teaching certification. However, the fields of Healthcare Science and Career & Technical Specializations have distinct requirements, which are described below.
Qualification for certificates in the field of Healthcare Science is based on a combination of occupational work experience, industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Qualifications for an Induction certificate in Healthcare Science include:
- Associate’s degree or higher in a healthcare-related field;
- A current healthcare professional license, registration, or certification that relates to the healthcare field;
- Minimum of 2 years of occupational work experience in the healthcare field;
- Employment by a Georgia LUA.
Career & Technical Specializations
Certification in Career & Technical Specializations, like Healthcare Science, is based on a combination of occupational work experience, industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Within the field of Career & Technical Specializations, there are numerous areas of specialization, each with their own qualifications. You may find a list of these areas of specialization and their qualifications in Certificate Rule 505-2-.90
(.pdf) (requires Adobe Reader
At the request of an employing Georgia LUA
, the initial 3-year Induction certificate may be issued to individuals who have not met industry testing or licensure standards. During the 3-year validity of the Induction certificate, the individual must complete all licensure requirements and complete a certification program to include the Program Admission Assessment
. If the certification program was not completed at the Associate’s degree level or higher, the individual may be issued another 3-year Induction certificate at the request of the employing Georgia LUA
. This allows the educator time to complete an Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
Please see Rule 505-2-.08
for more detailed information about CTAE certification.