The Career and Technical Education program at Chicago State University is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education degree. Candidates who pursue the degree may follow one of the following three options: Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, or Industrial Technology Education. Program completers for each of the three options are prepared to teach career and technical subjects in middle and high schools. Each option qualifies candidates for State of Illinois Professional Educator License. Teacher licensure for each option requires successful completion of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or substitute test, Content Area Test (for the specific content area) and Assessment of Professional Teaching Test or edTPA (effective 9/1/15). Candidates also have the option of pursuing a nonteaching option in Business Education,Family and Consumer Sciences, and Industrial Education/Technology Education.