Career and Technical Education

Welcome to Career and Technical Education

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs designed to improve academic and technical understanding, offer leadership opportunities, and deliver instruction through realistic, hands-on applications. CTE instruction demonstrates the relevance and purpose in learning as students prepare for post-secondary experiences, whether they plan to enter the workforce directly, seek additional training, or enroll in a post-secondary institution. Please use the left column to learn about middle and high school CTE programs, certification and industry credentialing, and additional information about CTE education.


BIT, FACS, TEE Virtual Praxis Prep Schedules

The virtual praxis preparation classes are now in the PWCS Professional Learning Catalog. If you wish to receive two recertification points per session, please register in the Professional Learning Catalog before the sessions begin. Please search using the course codes. Please click on "view all sections" in the bottom right-hand corner if some sessions do not appear. Please register for one session 1 and one session 2 for the praxis prep classes you wish to attend.

  • BIT #35687
  • FACS #35688
  • TEE #35691

The virtual praxis preparation classes begin next week. As several teachers have expressed interest in more than one praxis, the BIT, FACS, and TEE schedules are shown below.

CTE Virtual Praxis Prep 2023 Schedules

BIT Schedule
Date Session Time
Thursday, January 12 1 6–8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 2 6–8 p.m.
Thursday, January 26 1 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, February 2 2 6–8 p.m.
FACS Schedule
Date Session Time
Tuesday, January 17 1 4–6 p.m.
Monday, January 23 2 4–6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24 1 4–6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31 2 4–6 p.m.
TEE Schedule
Date Session Time
Wednesday, January 11 1 7–9 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 2 7–9 p.m.
Monday, January 23 1 4–6 p.m.
Monday, January 30 2 4–6 p.m.

We hope to make the virtual process easier for everyone, and as there are no meeting overlaps, we created one zoom link (below) for all the sessions. Please remember to add the dates and times of your preferred sessions to your calendar.

Topic: PWCS CTE Virtual Praxis Prep
Time: Please check the attached schedule for dates and times
Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 862 1279 0060
Passcode: 661593
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PWCS CTE License Endorsement

Did you know?

Teachers with three or more years of teaching experience who take and pass a Career and Technical Education (CTE) praxis are eligible to teach courses within a CTE program.

PWCS teachers, are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in adding an endorsement to your current teaching license? Does your school need a teacher to teach one or more classes of Career and Technical Education (CTE)? We may have the answer.

CTE is offering two hours of Praxis preparation for two consecutive weeks in January for each of the three subject areas, Business and Information Technology (BIT), Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), and Technology and Engineering Education (TEE). If you have a passion for either of these program areas and are interested in learning more, please join us for a virtual information meeting on Wednesday, December 14, from 3-4:30 p.m.

If you are more comfortable asking your question in an email instead of a large group, please submit your question for our CTE specialist.

Advanced Academic and Specialty Program Information Nights

Students and families interested in learning about the specialty programs offered in PWCS should visit Advanced Academic and Specialty Programs to learn more and register for an information night.

Specialty Program Transfer, Transport, and JROTC Application Open Through February 1

Students interested in applying to a CTE Transfer, Transport specialty program or JROTC program offered in PWCS should visit Advanced Academic and Specialty Programs to apply. Application are open through February 1.

Scholarship Opportunities