College of Education2021-2022

Department of Educational Specialties

Career and Technical Education 90-30, Bachelor of Science in Education

Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Bachelor of Education, Career and Technical Education program, is to integrate occupation specific knowledge and skills with current career and technical education theory and practice to create professionals who can train others in those occupations. The program is geared to promote professionalism and continual growth and development by combining professional and workplace knowledge with the fundamentals of career and technical education. CTE graduates will have the knowledge and ability to (a) assume a role for career and technical education within society, (b) plan, develop, deliver, and assess instruction in an occupationally specific area, and (c) integrate current technological and safety practices into the instructional environment of the classroom or workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate occupation specific knowledge and skills.
    • Demonstrate 3-years occupational knowledge and skills through coursework, Job Ready NOCTI Exam (Written and Performance), and/ or occupational experience credit
  • Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of foundations of Career and Technical Education.
    • Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the Career and Technical Education terminology and structure through appropriate use in written documents and oral presentations
    • Differentiate the functional, historical and philosophical structure and contexts of Career and Technical Education at the national and international levels
    • Examine the philosophical social, economic, and ethical considerations and consequences of Career and Technical Education’s role in American society; and identify how these consequences will impact their work in the profession
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and develop instruction
    • Demonstrate ability to pre-assess prior knowledge to plan for effective instruction
    • Select materials, methods and resources to meet instructional goals
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver and assess instruction.
    • Demonstrate ability to employ a variety of teaching methods to effectively engage  learners
    • Evaluate learning, provide appropriate feedback to learners, and objectively judge effectiveness of content delivery methods
  • Understand how to develop, manage and maintain an effective and safe learning environment or workplace
    • Demonstrate safety and health principles and practices; as appropriate for occupational area
    • Integrate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations in the workplace
  • Demonstrate technological literacy
    • Possess technological literacy to apply available technologies and investigate potential technology applications
    • Appropriately integrate instructional technology
  • Demonstrate professionalism
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral) in business/industry and in  the planning, development, delivery and assessment of instruction
    • Evaluate and critique employability skills for application and integration into Career and Technical Education curriculum and programs
    • Interpret appropriate ethical decision making through contextual scenarios in occupational professional situations
    • Model appropriate professional occupational conduct and ethics  though application in the planning, development, delivery and assessment of instruction
  • Demonstrate the ability to positively affect learning of all students and address the needs of diverse students.
    • Demonstrate understanding of learning styles and their impact on pedagogy and andragogy though application in the planning, development, delivery and assessment of instruction
  • Apply leadership and management theory through research and practice in organizations including promoting and actively involving external and internal publics in the educational system.
    • Evaluate leadership roles of business/industry in promoting school/community relations and interpret the impact those roles have on programs
    • Prepare appropriate materials for involving publics in the educational system

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