Career and Technical Trade & Industrial Education (CTTIE) certification is for persons who teach courses such as welding, carpentry, nursing, culinary arts, TV production, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), etc.
To be eligible for a CTTIE teaching license with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), the following is required:
- Candidate must have been offered a CTTIE teaching position by a school/school district.
- Candidate must complete the CTTIE Instructor Workshop (offered by LRCE each summer)*.
- Candidate must hold applicable Industry Based Certification (IBC) if required by the LDOE for the courses to be taught.
- Employing school/school district must submit CTTIE license application on behalf of the CTTIE teacher.
*CTTIE Instructor Workshop is not required for persons who hold a valid Level 1, 2, or 3 or Type C, B, A or OS Louisiana teaching certificate and do not have three years of successful teaching experience.
New CTTIE teachers are issued a CTTIE-1 license if the above requirements are met, and the license is valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. The CTTIE-1 license is renewable for a maximum of five years while holder completes the below requirements. Upon completion of requirements, application for a CTTIE-2 license (valid for five years) may be submitted to the LDOE. Requirements to reach CTTIE-2 are determined by the CTTIE teacher’s highest level of education as follows:
Educational Background of Applicant
Total Semester/Contact Hours Required*
|High School Diploma (or equivalent)||15 semester hours or 225 contact hours|
|Associate Degree||12 semester hours or 180 contact hours|
|Baccalaureate Degree||9 semester hours or 135 contact hours|
|Graduate Degree||6 semester hours or 90 contact hours|
|Valid LA teaching certificate (Level 1, 2, 3; Type C, B, A or OS||3 semester hours or 45 contact hours
(CTTIE Instructor Workshop is NOT required.)
|Three years of post-secondary teaching experience||3 semester hours or 45 contact hours
(CTTIE Instructor Workshop IS required.)
|*3 semester hours = one semester university course; contact hours are clock hours completed via professional development training sessions such as LRCE’s Saturday Seminar Series. THE ABOVE HOURS MUST BE IN THE AREA OF EDUCATION PEDAGOGY; HOURS COMPLETED FOR IBCs DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS REQUIREMENT.
For specific state requirements for license eligibility based on courses to be taught, click here:
For more information about the LDOE’s Jump Start Career Education initiative, click here: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/jump-start-career-education