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Career and Technical Education: MEd

Department: School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

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).

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.

  • MEd -  Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cedar City, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Heber City, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Kaysville, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Orem, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, St George, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover , Online

  • 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

    Edward Reeve, PhD, Edward Reeve, PhD,
    Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
    Area: Technology education, educational standards, curriculum development, training and development, internationalizing the curriculum
    Office: IS 108
    Phone: (435) 797-3642

    Debra Spielmaker, PhD, Utah State University
    Area: Agricultural Extension and Education
    Office: IS 108
    Phone: (435) 213-5562

    Brian Warnick, PhD, Oregon State University
    Associate Professor, Secondary and Postsecondary Agricultural Education Specialization Advisor
    Area: Agricultural education
    Office: ASTE 103
    Phone: (435) 797-0378

    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

    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.


    Debra Spielmaker
    Office: IS 108
    Phone: (435) 213-5562

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