Jun 03, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Career and Technical Education, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Career and Technical Education (MSCTE) program is designed for working professionals who focus on preparing youth or adults for successful careers through secondary, postsecondary, and adult education programs as well as private sector training programs.  This program provides an opportunity for learners to build a solid knowledge base that supports further discipline-specific understanding and the development of leadership skills. People who complete this degree are working in leadership positions within education and business and industry.


To be admitted with full status to this program, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75.  The applicant must also demonstrate career goals that align with the objectives of the program by submitting a goal statement and resume, and submit two letters of recommendation from current or former supervisors indicating characteristics and experience that make them a good candidate for the program.

A deficiency in these admission requirements does not preclude admission, but may involve additional steps to obtain full admission to the program.

Primary Evaluation Processes

The primary processes used to evaluate program and academic progress include course grades, research evaluation, certification of program completion, and the following program specific processes: application; degree candidacy; and intent to graduate.


The requirements for this degree include (a) completion of at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit with an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better; a minimum of 15 credits must be in courses open only to graduate students - 700 level; (b) approval for degree candidacy at the appropriate time; and (c) a course distribution which is outlined here:

General Requirements
Master of Science Degree

Total for graduation 30-33 credits  
Preparation in Research 7-11 credits  

Preparation in Research (7-11 credits)

Research options for all concentrations except Career and Technical Education Coordinator non-thesis option.

Concentrations (23-31 credits)

Career and Technical Education Coordinator (32-33 credits)

Preparation for Further Development

The student should confer with the program adviser in choosing the elective credits to complete the 30-credit hour degree requirements. There is considerable flexibility in the program with regard to electives, and they may be taken as needed to fulfill the individual goals and objectives of the student. If appropriate to your goal, electives may be chosen from your technical field. This bulletin lists technical courses, which are available for graduate credit. Students are urged to investigate advanced subject matter courses suitable to their career goals; in some cases, it may be desirable to transfer them courses from another institution. However, prior approval to take or transfer any course should be obtained.

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