Appalachian State University is proud to offer the ONLY Bachelor of Science Career and Technical Education Program in the state of North Carolina. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program at Appalachian State University is comprised of 75 plus majors and four full-time faculty. Students can choose from six teaching areas of concentration:
- Agriculture Education (teaching/licensure program)
- Business, Finance and Information Technology Education (teaching/licensure program)
- Business and Marketing Entrepreneurship Education (teaching/licensure program)
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (teaching/licensure program)
- Technology, Engineering and Design Education (teaching/licensure program)
- Trade and Industrial Education (teaching/licensure program)
Each teaching concentration provides students with the opportunity to focus on middle and high school teaching while developing a greater depth of knowledge in a specific area of Career and Technical Education (CTE). Through experiential learning and relevant projects, students are challenged to develop a comprehensive knowledge base. Partnerships with programs across campus give CTE students the opportunity to work with discipline-specific experts while still learning the art of teaching.
Alternative Pathways to a Professional Teaching License in CTE
Individuals that already hold a Bachelor's degree in a CTE related content area and have been hired by a local education agency (LEA) can earn a professional teaching license in one of our Career and Technical Education content areas though our Residency Licensure Program that is aligned with Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching Program.
Individuals that have been hired by a local education agency (LEA) under the CTE Restricted License may enroll as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student and complete the necessary coursework for your LEA to recommend you for licensure.