Teacher Preparation Courses

Bates Technical College offers training to prepare individuals with business and industry experience for career and technical education (CTE) teaching careers at the secondary level, grades 7-12. The Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board has approved Bates to offer this route to CTE teacher certification. Call 253.680.7467 for more information.

The following courses are offered multiple times a year.

School Law, EDU 101
This course is an introduction to the history, political structure and legal framework of the public school system with emphasis on the basics of school law and how it applies to employees, students and parents. 
5108, 3 cr, Online, $280, plus a $24.00 online fee

Industrial Safety, EDU 102
This course focuses on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment as well as teaching students about general safety and industrial hygiene. 
5160, 1 cr, Online, $80, plus an $8 online fee

Philosophy of Technical Education, EDU 104
This course explores the evolution, philosophy and framework of career and technical education. 
5162, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee
* Presented in a combination of online and classroom instruction.

Methods of Teaching, EDU 105 
This course provides tools and strategies for effective teaching in a career and technical education classroom or lab setting, including facilitating and evaluating learning.
5163, 3 cr, Classroom, $280

Occupational Analysis, EDU 106
Participants learn skills for performing an occupational analysis of a specific job as the basis for creating a competency-based curriculum.
5164, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee

Course Organization, EDU 107  
This course focuses on essential skills for developing and organizing a course in a career and technical education setting.
5165, 3 cr, Hybrid*, $280, plus a $12 hybrid fee

Abuse & Neglect of Children, EDU 151
This course is an introduction to the causes, extent and dynamics of child abuse and neglect along with mandatory reporting guidelines for educators.  
5110, 1 cr. Online, $80, plus a $8 online fee

Student Development & Leadership, EDU 226
This course focuses on integrating student leadership activities into career and technical education classrooms as well as operating student leadership organizations.
5182, 3 cr, Classroom, $280

Work-Based Learning Coordination, EDU 228
This course focuses on building a functional framework to coordinate a work-based learning program. It meets the state requirement for a work-based learning endorsement. 
5184, 3 cr, Classroom, $280

Diverse Needs of Students, EDU 229  
Participants learn about meeting the diverse needs of today’s students with an emphasis on adolescent development, cultural diversity and students with disabilities.
5185, 3 cr, Online, $280, plus a $24 online fee

Teaching Practicum-CTE, EDU 230
Participants perform a practical teaching experience in a career and technical education setting.
5186, 1 cr, Arranged, $280

GI Bill/Financial Aid: Continuing education programs are not eligible for financial aid, including, but not limited to the GI Bill, federal financial aid or state aid programs. If you are a veteran receiving assistance through the GI Bill, please contact Andy Hall, VA certifying official, to check if the VA will fund your continuing education program before enrolling.

Self-Support Classes Refund Policy:

  • 100%    When Bates Technical College cancels the class.
  • 100%    When withdrawal is at least one business day prior to the first day of class. To officially withdraw from the class, you may come in or call 253-680-7467.
  • 0%       When registered but do not attend the class. No refunds are available after the class has started.

Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. Bates reserves the right to cancel classes, reschedule classes, or change instructors.  You will be notified only if class is full or if a class cancellation occurs.  Bates reserves the right to cancel, reschedule class times and/or dates, or change instructors. We will notify you if a class is cancelled.