Vision and Mission

Career and Technology Education (CATE) certification is coordinated by specialized faculty in the College of Education, Department of Teacher Education, Division of Math, Science, and Technology. This faculty can customize your undergraduate or graduate program to include career and technology education teacher certification coursework. The following is a list of certification areas available at The University of Texas at El Paso:

    • Business Education
    • Marketing Education
    • Trade and Industrial Education
    • Health Science Technology Education
      (Teacher Qualifications only, no additional certification needed. See SBEC guidelines.)

General Requirements

The University of Texas at El Paso offers Career and Technology Education certification in four different areas: Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education and Health Science Technology Education. Listed below are the GENERAL requirements for all certification areas

    • Holding the appropriate post-secondary degree as specified on your CATE Certification Plan.
    • Passing the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) as specified on your CATE Certification Plan.
    • Professional Teaching Courses
    • The course work requirement varies for each certification area
    • 2 – 5 years of approved work experience depending on your certification area (utilizing skills that will be taught in a future classroom).
    • This work experience is approved through a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) form
    • The SOQ is approved by CATE Certification Officer.
    • Attend and complete the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Trade and Industrial New Teachers Workshop and/or the TEA Professional Development Conference as specified on your CATE Certification Plan.
    • Attend a minimum of three Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) Examination review sessions and passing The University of Texas at El Paso’s Collegeof Education Qualifying Examination with a score of 80 percent or higher.
    • Passing the TExES PPR and/or content examinations as specified on your CATE Certification Plan.