Credit Quandaries: How Career and Technical Education Teachers Can Teach Courses that Include Academic Credit

Question from the field: How are states ensuring that career and technical education (CTE) teachers can teach courses that include academic credit?

In this Ask the Team brief, learn how states use course assignment and teacher collaboration policies to enable CTE teachers to teach courses that include academic credit.

Students can earn CTE credit and academic credit simultaneously through “embedded-credit” or “equivalency” courses. States face a common challenge in ensuring that the teachers of these courses have the proper credentials so their students can receive the credit they have earned. The brief highlights how five states—Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and New York—are using course assignment or teacher collaboration policies to ensure that CTE teachers are able to teach that provide both academic credit and effective instruction.