Career Technical Instruction (CTI)

To meet the needs of the schools and school systems across the state, NEGA RESA’s CTI Endorsement is moving to online format and will be available Summer, 2018.

Career Technical Instruction (CTI) Endorsement Application Process

Northeast Georgia RESA Endorsement Application Packet

The Career Technical Instruction Endorsement Program is designed to support student with disabilities enrolled in a regular career, technical or agricultural education program.  The CTI coordinator’s role is to provide special education support to identified students with an Individualized Education Plan and appropriate career and technical teachers in whose class the student is enrolled.

The program of instruction for each CTI student is determined through the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP), jointly developed by the IEP team (CTI coordinator, Special Education Teacher, CTAE teacher, parent or guardian, student, etc.), which must outline the individual student’s long range goals, short term objectives, and appropriate criteria for measurement of the stated goals and objectives.

CTI Endorsement Program Standards Addressed:

The program shall prepare candidates who understand and use the major concepts of Career Technical Instruction (CTI).

  1. The program shall prepare candidates who have knowledge of youth with disabilities, Georgia’s career technical education programs, development and implementation of the IEP, transition of students from school to life and work, and opportunities for post-secondary education and/or employment;
  2. The program shall prepare candidates who know principles of career development, employability and retention, and implement techniques for assisting students and their parents in making educational and occupational choices
  3. The program shall prepare candidates who can plan curriculum and provide necessary accommodations or modifications, implement instructional techniques, accommodate students’ learning styles and/or learning disabilities, assess student progress, and garner community based support for Georgia’s career technical programs;
  4. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the promotion, organization, instruction, budget, and coordination required to sustain a CTI program at the local level;
  5. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the staffing process, due process, career technical placement, job placement, screening selection, guidance, assessment and counseling of students with disabilities enrolled in secondary career and technical programs;
  6. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing the assurances of programs serving students in special education;
  7. The program shall require demonstrated competence to assure that each student will be guided in the development of a positive self-image, job entrance and retention skills, self-motivation, life coping skills, and the tools to make sound decisions
  8. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the mastery of technical skills, problem solving, and understanding subject matter thereby raising student expectations as much as possible, and intervening with CTI services to accelerate success in career and technical courses
  9. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the ability to utilize the community, business, industry, local and state support agencies, family, and school to assume the realistic opportunity to complete high school and transition to work and/or post-secondary education
  10. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the knowledge of remedial techniques; CTI enrichment camp; national, state, and local intervention services; advisory committees; instructional equipment; tools; safety procedures; facilities; life skills; and the documentation and progress of individual special education students enrolled in career and technical courses;
  11. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the knowledge of the technical workplace, including various work-based learning options;
  12. The program shall require demonstrated competence in an understanding of poverty, economically disadvantaged, unsupportive families, social and economic barriers, and other problems that CTI students face in a technical society;
  13. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the knowledge of benchmarks for evaluating CTI students;
  14. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the knowledge of annual evaluation of goals, objectives, delivery, and outcomes for the local CTI program;
  15. The program shall require demonstrated competence in the use of available technology, particularly multimedia, for children with special needs, including the application of computer hardware and software and techniques for evaluating software for instruction; and
  16. The program shall require supervised school/field-based internship in conducting a CTI program.

 

The program consists of three content courses and a field experience:

  • A Foundation for Career Technical Instruction (CTI)
  • Career Technical Instruction (CTI) Leadership: Working to Support Students
  • Career Technical Instruction (CTI) Leadership in Action