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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science | New Teacher Advice

By: Mike Cescon
April 12th, 2022

If you’re a nurse looking to get into teaching, you’re not alone. Hundreds of nurses every year are deciding to shift careers and become teachers. For many of them, teaching is the chance they’re looking for to give back to the industry and play a hand in inspiring the next generation of medical professionals. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
March 22nd, 2022

As a CTE teacher, you’re probably used to cobbling together a curriculum from various resources you’ve found online. While this may be a tried-and-true method, it does come with disadvantages, costing you both time and energy. On the other hand, making the leap to a curriculum system can be overwhelming and may seem like more trouble than it's worth. 

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science | Texas | Practicum in Health Science

By: Mike Cescon
March 2nd, 2022

If you’re new to teaching health science in Texas, you’re probably confused about some of your more specialized courses. After all, they can get pretty advanced, and each has associated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) your students will have to learn in order to move their careers forward. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters | CTE Teachers

By: Jim Schultz
February 2nd, 2022

Career and Technical Education (CTE) has become increasingly popular across the United States as more people realize how crucial CTE is to the country. Yet, many people remain unsure of what exactly "career and technical education" is.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters

By: Chris Zook
January 27th, 2022

In the United States, career technical education (CTE) is found in every state and most school districts.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science | NCHSE | Work-Based Learning

By: Brad Hummel
November 18th, 2021

Are you a CTE health science teacher looking to add work-based learning (WBL) to your program? If so, you might be unsure about where to begin and how to be successful with WBL. You might have heard that the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) offers a work-based learning guide and want more information to help you decide if this resource is appropriate for you.