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Career and Technical Education: MEd

Career and Technical Education

This 100% online professional degree program is designed to meet the needs of practicing educators and engage prospective educators in the Career and Technical Education profession.

This degree does not require a thesis and can be completed in as little as two years (five semesters, 33 credits). The School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education web page outlines required coursework.

Graduates with a CTE MEd will have the skills to improve their teaching as a highly-qualified teacher and become an educational leader in Career and Technical Education school administration. Graduates work in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions without a formal appointment in research.


  • Teacher (advanced pay scale)
  • Post-Secondary Educator
  • CTE Director
  • School Administrator

Admissions Requirements

Students who have met the following requirements will be eligible for acceptance into the degree program.

  • A bachelor’s degree in a career and technical education or related program from an accredited institution.
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended are required.
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or score at or above the 40th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). You may retake this exam multiple time, but you will not be accepted into the program until you score at or about the 40th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation. The applicant provides email addresses of three individuals during the online application process. USU will contact these individuals for their recommendation.
  • If you would like to begin the degree You may register for up to 12 credits of the degree courses, but will not be allowed to take any more courses after that until you are accepted into the program.

Dennis Garner, N/A, N/A
Senior Lecturer
Area: Business Education
Office: Student Center - Roosevelt Utah
Phone: (435) 722-1713
Email: dennis.garner@usu.edu


Edward Reeve, PhD, The Ohio State University
Professor
Area: Technology and Engineering Education; STEM Education; Internationalization
Office: IS 112E
Phone: (435) 797-3642
Email: ed.reeve@usu.edu


Debra Spielmaker, PhD, Utah State University
Professor, School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education - Graduate Program Advisor/Chair
Area: STEM, Career and Technical Education
Office: ASTE 109
Phone: (435) 213-5562
Email: debra.spielmaker@usu.edu


Brian Warnick, PhD, Oregon State University
Professor and Associate Dean
Area: Agricultural Education, STEM integration, teacher education
Office: AGRS 415
Phone: (435) 797-0378
Email: brian.warnick@usu.edu


Julie Wheeler, MS, Utah State University
Instructor, Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Extension Specialization Advisor
Area: Family and consumer sciences education
Office: FL 303 C
Phone: (435) 797-7521
Email: julie.wheeler@usu.edu


Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

Association for Career & Technical Education: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: The mission of AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association: The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.  Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.  ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

National Association of Agricultural Educators: The NAAE is a federation of state agricultural educators associations with more than 7,650 members. Currently NAAE is focusing on three areas - advocacy for agricultural education, professional development for agricultural educators, and recruitment and retention of current ag educators. We offer a variety of programs and services to support this three-pronged mission.

National Business Education Association: The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.


Advising

Debra Spielmaker
Professor, School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education - Graduate Program Advisor/Chair
Office: ASTE 109
Phone: (435) 213-5562
Email: debra.spielmaker@usu.edu



Department:
- School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

College:
- College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

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