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

The Center on Great Teachers & Leaders released a brief addressing 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 provide both academic credit and effective instruction.

November 2014