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Career and Technical Education / Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood

This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach career and technical information subjects to students ages 11-18+ and who know industry-specific subject matter. Candidates are required to select one of eight specialty area clusters that are described in the standards below. Candidates should select the cluster that best identifies their teaching situation.

Assessment at a Glance

Review the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:

  • Choosing the right certificate
  • Reviewing the Standards
  • Portfolio entry descriptions
  • Assessment center exercise descriptions
  • Retired prompts
  • Understanding the National Board scoring process
  • Certification planning timeline


Read the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.

Portfolio Instructions

Read the EAYA/ Career and Technical Education Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.

Scoring Guide

Understand how your entries are scored.