CTE Administrator Endorsement


CTE ADMINISTRATOR ENDORSEMENT

The MDE Office of Career and Technical Education, the Commission on Educator Licensure, and the State Board of Education has approved the new #911 CTE Administrator endorsement for those who are newly hired CTE administrators. These administrators will be given a nonrenewable, provisional three-year license-- #911 CTE Administrator.  This provisional and nonrenewable CTE administrator license is an add-on endorsement awarded to an applicant who holds a currently valid 486 license.  During the three-year provisional period, the applicant must successfully complete all three requirements stated below.  At the time of the successful completion of all requirements, the applicant will be awarded a standard #911 CTE administrator license. 

Applicants for the Administrator Academy will be limited to new career and technical education directors and assistants only.  Special consideration for admission into the academy cohort should contact Mike Mulvihill at MDE (mmulvihill@mdek12.org) or Lois Kappler (lois.kappler@rcu.msstate.edu). 

  1. Completion of the 2COOL4 Administrators Canvas module.  With the expansion of online learning for students, the use of the Canvas software by students, instructors and directors and the fact that students going into higher education after completing high school will be utilizing Canvas for class assignments and other purposes, we feel it is essential that a new director have a thorough understanding of online learning in general and Canvas specifically.  Both the Community College system and the Institutions of Higher Learning use Canvas.  Additionally, students in secondary school level Auto Mechanics, Health Sciences and Agricultural programs have access to online software programs provided by CTE to expand their learning opportunities.
  2. Successful completion of a technology literacy exam.  Over the past 5-7 years, a significant amount of money has been spent on interactive technology in the CTE classroom including such items as wired labs, smartboards, iPads, etc.  There are various tests that help determine the ability of the person being tested to utilize technology in the classroom.  For the CTE administrator to truly be an instructional leader, they must have a full understanding of how this technology is being used in classrooms and be proficient in this area educational technology.  Administrators can be IC3 certified or complete the technology exam at the end of the 2COOL4 Administrators course.
  3. Completion of the CTE Administrator’s Academy.  The CTE Administrator’s Academy covers topics such as certification, instructional management, assessment, student organizations and other relevant items for the administrator as well as pairing the administrator with a mentor.  This process is spread over the three year provisional period to allow the administrator to complete each module in an in-depth fashion. The academy consists of four face-to-face modules.  The face-to-face sessions are held over a two-day period.  These sessions include: 1) Boot Camp, a pre-conference to the MSACTE Conference providing an introduction to MDE and RCU personnel, resources, and expectations, 2) Leading Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in CTE, 3) Using Assessment and Data to Support College and Career Readiness, and 4) Building a Culture of Accountability.

Administrator Endorsement Academy Costs & Registration

Training
$900 registration fee paid prior to bootcamp. Those registered will receive details about travel reimbursement.
Be prepared to enter debit/credit card upon registration. Registration will not be completed without an approved transaction.

COOL Certification (is responsibility of district or individual)
$135 for 2COOL4 Counselors & Leadership registration fee
Be prepared to enter debit/credit card upon registration. Registration will not be completed without an approved transaction.

Technology Certification (is responsibility of district or individual)
IC 3—approximately $105 for three tests. (Visit the IC3 page for more info.)
or
complete the technology exam at the end of the 2COOL4 Administrators course
* Be sure to check licensure requirements to confirm certification choice for your specific endorsement area.

OSL Credit
This training will count towards OSL credit requirements.

Registration

Registration for the new 2018-19 cohort will open by March 1, 2018.  To register for administrator endorsement academy training listed below, please follow these steps.

  1. You must have a valid and active email address and a valid 486 license.
  2. Go to https://rcu.gosignmeup.com and follow the directions on the screen.  Please remember to update your profile (after logging into GoSignMeUp, click My Pages then Profile) so that we have the email address you will be using during the summer session.  We will contact you often during the summer so you will need to check the email address we have on file for you.
  3. Be prepared to enter debit/credit card upon course registration. Registration will not be completed without an approved transaction. For payment questions, please contact the RCU Business Office at 662-325-2510or email Pam Stafford, Business Manager, at pam.stafford@rcu.msstate.edu.
  4. If you have trouble registering in GoSignMeUp, contact:
    Helpdesk
    helpdesk@rcu.msstate.edu
    662-325-2510.
  5. Please check your email often so you will not miss any important information from us or content-specific trainers.  You may need to check your Junk Mail folder as sometimes emails go there instead of your Inbox.

Frequently Used Documents

Contact Us

Lois Kappler, PhD
Professional Learning Manager
662.325.2510
lois.kappler@rcu.msstate.edu

Dates for Training

 

Training/Modules Training Location Training Dates

Mississippi Department of Education Office of Career & Technical Education Module 1: Boot Camp

10 SEMIs (13 hours)

1 OSL

Madison Career & Technical Center
379 Calhoun Station Parkway
Madison, MS  39110
601.589.6847

July 23-24, 2018
Day One: 8:00am – 4:45pm*
Day Two: 8:30am – 4:45 pm*

*times approximate

Office of School Leadership Module 2: Leading Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in CTE

10 SEMIs (13 hours)

1 OSL

CAVS Extension Office - MSU
153 Mississippi Parkway
Canton, MS  39046
601.407.2700
September 19-20, 2018
Day One: 9:00am – 4:00pm*
Day Two: 8:00am – 4:00 pm*

*times approximate

Office of School Leadership Module 3: Using Assessment and Data to Support College & Career Readiness

10 SEMIs (13 hours)

1 OSL

CAVS Extension Office - MSU
153 Mississippi Parkway
Canton, MS  39046
601.407.2700
November 7-8, 2018
Day One: 9:00am – 4:00pm*
Day Two: 8:00am – 3:00 pm*

*times approximate

Office of School Leadership Module 4: Building a Culture of Accountability

10 SEMIs (13 hours)

1 OSL

CAVS Extension Office - MSU
153 Mississippi Parkway
Canton, MS  39046
601.407.2700
February 6-7, 2019
Day One: 9:00am – 4:00pm*
Day Two: 8:00am – 3:00 pm*

*times approximate

Certification of Online Learning Essentials: 2COOL4 Counselors and Leadership

30 SEMIs (40 hours)

3 OSLs

   
IC3 or Technology Literacy Exam