Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Missouri's Career and Technical Education (CTE) delivery system consists of 518 local education agencies. These local education agencies include 444 comprehensive high school districts (57 with area career centers), one state technical college, 12 community college districts (four with area career centers), seven four-year institutions, and two state agencies. The network of area career centers provides an economical source of occupational-specific skill training which is available to residents within each school's service delivery area.

Missouri CTE combines academics and occupational skill training to prepare students of all ages. Training programs are offered in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Skilled Technical Sciences, Technology and Engineering, and Marketing and Cooperative Education.

CTE Listservs

New Teacher Institute

Registration is now open. 

NTI is a four-day boot camp for new career and technical education teachers who are coming into teaching directly from industry. The purpose of NTI is to prepare novice teachers for their first day, week, and month of school with an eye toward a successful first year. School district administrative approval is required for all participants. Eligible participants:

  • do not have an education degree
  • have never taught or have just finished their first year of teaching
  • have been hired by a Missouri public school district

CTE Program Areas

Program Area Phone
Agriculture Education 573-751-3544
Business, Marketing, & IT Education 573-751-4367
Family Consumer Sciences & Human Services 573-751-7964
Health Science Education 573-751-3407
Skilled Technical Sciences 573-522-6001
Technology & Engineering Education 573-751-7764