Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offer students the ability to get specific, practical and professional skills that can mean the difference on a college application or the fast-track into a first job.  SDP offers CTE programs in over 40 occupational areas, allowing students to acquire both technical (hands-on) and academic skills.

CTE Teachers are experienced industry professionals trained to teach students in the classroom. CTE teachers play a critical role in ensuring that all students are college and career ready by the end of high school by observing students over the course of 1,080 hours of specific instruction using state-of-the-art equipment in their field of expertise.

How Do You Transition from Industry to Vocational Teacher?

  • Candidates must apply for the position officially online.
  • Candidates must also register to take the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) through Temple University.
  • For information regarding the Vocational Program at Temple University,  prospective CTE teachers can visit the Temple University Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education website:
  • For certification information, contact Nancy Johnston at


Check out the Office of Career and Technical Education FAQs or email Anthony Reynolds, Recruitment and Selection Specialist for Career and Technical Education.

To apply to Career & Technical Education teaching opportunities, please click the links below.

CTE Opportunities

How Do I Apply?

All currently open CTE Teacher positions are available on the CTE Teaching Opportunities Board below.

  • Click on the link next to the position to review the job description. When you are ready to apply, click “Login and Apply” at the bottom of the job description.
  • Please select “Teacher” as your applicant type when creating your application account.
  • Select applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process with the Office of Career and Technical Education and involve a practical.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the interview process are eligible to be interviewed and hired by a school based hiring committee.
  • Note: Being successful in the interview process qualifies you for a position, but does not guarantee you one. Hiring and placements are based on District needs.

Please note that CTE teacher candidates are subject to the same hiring requirements as all other new hires to the district and must present all necessary HR documentation before they can begin in their role.

Please visit our Hiring Documents page to see what paperwork is required for hire; it includes, but is not limited to, Criminal History Check, Child Abuse Check, FBI Background Check, School Personnel Health Physical, Resume, etc.