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Career and Technical Education/Training and Development Concentration
Why Choose Career and Technical Education?
Improved career and technical education competency and refined instructional or administrative skills are the goals of Ferris State University's Master of Science degree program in career and technical education.
Students eligible for admission to the graduate program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. When required, candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement. An admissions committee will review all application materials and recommend appropriate action. Upon admission to the graduate program, each student will be assigned a graduate advisor.
The program enables career and technical instructors in allied health, business, home economics and technical education at secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as industrial training and development personnel, to attain an advanced education by building on previous training and occupational experience.
Advanced Educational Opportunities
Graduate students, who successfully complete the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education, are eligible to pursue their doctorate in education through a collaborative partnership between Ferris State University and Western Michigan University. (http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/dissertations/1182/)
The applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Conditional entry may be granted when the 2.75 requirement has not been met. Once a student has been granted conditional entry, he/she must earn a GPA of 2.75 within the first nine (9) hours of graduate level courses. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.
The career and technical education program leads to a Master of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Students must complete all degree requirements within five (5) years after admission to the MSCTE program. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.
College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361
Training and Development Option
Students in this option are required to take 16 credits of core education courses, and 20 credits of education requirements.