Certification Components

To complete your CTE certification in all three certification areas, you will need to complete the required coursework, an instructional internship, and a review and practice exam.


  1. Completion of the following UNT certification courses:
    • LTEC 4110/LTEC 5110 (Designing Instruction in Career and Technical Education [CTE])*
    • LTEC 4120/LTEC 5120 (Instructional Strategies in CTE)*
    • LTEC 4130/LTEC 5130 (Professional Roles and Management in CTE)*
    • LTEC 4140/LTEC 5140 (Work-based Learning in CTE)*
    • LTEC 4740/LTEC 6701 (Instructional Internship - Must enroll in both the fall and spring semesters)
    • Completion of ATTD 5900 - Special Problems. This course prepares students for Domains I-IV of the TExES examinations.

For LTEC  courses, refer to the LTEC  schedule of classes for a list of course availability.

* Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) courses

 Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Step 1: Apply to CTE Program

* $75 cashier¹s check or money order made out to University of North Texas

(non-refundable) indicating your name and social security number

* Photocopies of any relevant certifications or licenses

CTE Statement of Qualifications form


Mail your complete packet to:

UNT Department of Learning Technologies

3940 N. Elm St. G 150

Denton, TX 76205

Instructional Internship

Once you have accepted a teaching position, you must enroll in your Instructional Internship (LTEC 4740/LTEC 6701) course. The Instructional Internship courses are offered only during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Instructional Internship is very much like a "student teaching" experience except that you will be the "instructor of record" teaching in your classroom. We will work with you to select a campus-based mentor. A university supervisor will oversee your first year of teaching.

You should be able to complete your required certification courses in one year. 


You will need to purchase a Tk20 account.  

TExES Exams

Completion of TExES PPR Review and Practice Exam for your program (Instructions). For more information on taking the TExES exam, visit the ETS Web site.


Apply to the CTE Certification program