Teacher preparation helps educators develop the knowledge, skills, behavior, and insights needed to become effective classroom teachers and school leaders.


Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher educators from all postsecondary education institutions are invited to participate in activities of the Division of Career and Technical Education. Teacher educators have participated and assisted in:

  • Training for Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Research initiatives related to curriculum
  • Curriculum teams as members and/or advisors
  • Offering expertise in content
  • Setting state standards for teacher education
  • Teacher licensure issues.

CTE Teacher Educators are invited to statewide meetings throughout the year. They have opportunities to meet as a group at these meetings and conduct business related to their work. Many program areas also meet annually with teacher educators to discuss specific program area issues.

Teacher educators maintain a roster of their colleagues and an electronic discussion group.


The Licensure Section is responsible for examining credentials and issuing licenses that qualify individuals to seek employment as teachers, administrators and other special service personnel in North Carolina public schools.


North Carolina CTE Teacher Educator Directory
Provides a directory of approved Institutions of Higher Education (Senior Colleges/Universities) with approved CTE teacher education programs.
(pdf, 31kb)

North Carolina Trade and Industrial Education Licensure Providers
Lists approved providers of courses to meet Trade and Industrial Education licensure requirements.
(pdf, 11kb)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
To advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.