The Master of Education in Career-Tech Education is designed for individuals seeking or who hold licensure for teaching in an approved career-tech workforce development program. Pathways include agriculture, health careers, business, family and consumer science careers, marketing, or career-technical.
The ME in Career-Tech Education is a 30 semester hour program that may include the 15 of the 27 hours required for the supplemental license. Students may pursue both the license and the Master of Education degree at the same time.
Admission to the ME in Career-Tech Education
In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the master's program requires the following:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution
A well-written statement of purpose describing the student’s background and goals as well as the importance of the degree in achieving those goals
Three letters of recommendation regarding the prospective student's potential for doing master's level work from professionals such as an undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program
The master's program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
What to Submit with Your Application
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
Requirements for the ME in Career-Tech Education
For the Master of Education degree, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work
An area of specialization in career-tech education that includes CTE 5160 and 5830, with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A supporting area with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A course in theory and research
A thesis, project, research seminar, or field experience (practicum)
In addition, no more than six semester hours of credit from any combination of workshops (5950), problems or special topics courses (5980 or 6980), and independent studies (5990 or 6990) may be included in the degree program.
All coursework and requirements of the master's degree must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Plan of Study
A plan of study identifying the courses for the master's degree is required after 12 credit hours, generally at the end of the first semester of full-time study. The master's plan of study must include the following within the 30-semester hour minimum:
15 credits of specialization in career-tech education
CTE 5160 and 5830 are required
9 credits of a supporting area
3 credits of theory and research
3 credits of thesis, project or research seminar
Licensure or endorsement may require additional semester hours to fulfill the credential requirements as well as degree requirements. Students should consult their advisor for detailed information.
Guide for Developing a Plan of Study
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Master of Education in Career-Tech Education. Student should work with their advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
Additional hours may be required to fulfill licensure requirements.
|Specialization in Career-Tech Education|
|Select the following:||15|
|Curriculum Development & Teaching|
|Curriculum Principles And Models|
Select 9 credits as approved by advisor
|Select the following:||9|
|Content Area Literacy|
|Adolescent Behavior And Development|
|Educational Testing And Grading|
Other education courses as approved by faculty advisor
|Theory and Research|
|Select the following:||3|
|Research In Career And Technical Education|
|Master's Practicum, Project, or Thesis|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Practicum-Internship In Career And Technical Education|
|Master's Research Project In Career And Technical Education|
|Master's Thesis In Career And Technical Education|