Instructor and Leader Quality

Resources on topics such as professional learning, certification, externships and teacher and leader effectiveness

  • Research/ Report
June 2013

This report from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides state-by-state information on CTE teacher licensure policies, including certification routes, length of teacher certifications or renewal, professional development and recruitment for all 50 states and D.C.

  • Policy
November 2015

To address the teacher shortage, the South Dakota State Board of Education changed administrative rules for Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher certification in November 2015, introducing more consistency and flexibility to the certification process.

  • Policy
September 2018

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative in Texas, with funding from ExxonMobil, addresses workforce development in the Texas Gulf Coast. One piece of this initiative is community college faculty externships with industry employees.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2014

This brief from the Center for Great Teachers & Leaders addresses policy gaps in developing and supporting CTE teachers by offering an overview of the current policy landscape, its implications for CTE teacher effectiveness, and next steps for creating aligned human capital policies.

  • Case Study
January 2015

This report from Asia Society, Longview Foundation, ACTE and Advance CTE discusses the importance of including global skills and perspectives into high-quality CTE. It includes examples for educators and policymakers who wish to integrate global competencies into CTE classrooms.

  • Policy
April 2015

CTE Digital is an online course catalog offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy that allows CTE students in Idaho to access high-quality instruction and integrate virtual learning into their programs of study. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2016

This Advance CTE resource features state approaches to dismantling work-based learning’s legal barriers, including training teachers to understand legal, health and safety requirements and mitigating liability concerns for schools and employers, and offers guiding questions to state leaders.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2016

This report from the SREB provides five actions for states and schools to help more young people learn computer science and explore and choose careers in computing fields.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co