Professional Development

The Center for Technical Education also offers courses on professional development topics which would be of interest to academic and vocational educators.

Professional development courses can be requested by superintendent/directors of regional technical high schools, superintendents of comprehensive schools, directors of vocational education in municipal vocational high schools, directors of county agricultural high schools, executive directors of educational collaboratives, and other administrators who represent academic technology and vocational-technical instruction.


The center has conducted over 300 professional development courses within the past twenty years.

Examples of such courses are as follows:

  • Computer Science for Academic and Vocational Teachers
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Writing that Works: Designing and Implementing English Activities Across the Vocational Curriculum
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Computer Science for Educators
  • Vocational Education Programming for Special Needs Students
  • Diversity: Through a Group Process Perspective
  • Designing Assessment Strategies to Meet Learning Standards
  • Technologies for Vocational Technical Educators