College of Education2021-2022

Department of Educational Specialties

Career and Technical Education, Master of Education

Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The Masters in Education, Career and Technical Education program is distinctive, and addresses the emerging need for practitioners and occupational trainers with knowledge specifically in Career and Technical Education; especially as it relates to the latest educational teaching and occupational training practices. The program is designed to prepare professionals in education and business including community college employees, corporate trainers and others in corporate educational positions for growth in their current positions or to meet future goals in career and technical education. CTE graduates will have the knowledge and ability to (a) be advocates for the important role career and technical education has in society, (b) identify and creatively solve critical issues in the field, and (c) be catalysts for evolutionary growth.

Student Learning Outcomes

Career and Technical Education M.Ed.
 
CTE graduates will have the knowledge and ability to (a) be advocates for the important role career and technical education has in society, (b) identify and creatively solve critical issues in the field, and (c) be catalysts for evolutionary growth.
  • Student will be able to provide legal definition for Career and Technical Education and other key terms in current federal legislation.
  • Student will be able to articulate a clear personal philosophy of Career and Technical Education and to describe the changes/growth in their philosophy while in the program.
  • Student will be able to cite a historical timeline of major legislative acts affecting VTE/CTE including the name, year, financial support, and major provisions/societal implications of each. 
  • Student will be able to articulate current critical issues within the field.
  • Student will be able to articulate purpose and importance of strong school and community relations including formal and informal methods of core communication skills and involvement of various stakeholder groups.
  • Student will identify and describe different communication tools used between the school and community and convey their application and benefits to both program promotion and advocacy.
  • Student will define/explain terms common to the field of research/experimentation and design, various research methodologies, and various data collection techniques.
  • Student will become a skilled research consumer as demonstrated by reading and critiquing professional education research reports and a skilled researcher as demonstrated by preparing a four-chapter research prospectus.
  • Student will identify and describe topics relevant to instructional management; drawing conclusions and making inferences to their relevant applications for delivery and instruction in CTE.
  • Student clearly articulates a professional development plan for staying current in CTE beyond the program and identifies relevant professional organizations and journals that would be appropriate for staying current in CTE.
  • Student will gain competence in the use a wide variety of multimedia technology tools.

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