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Career and Technical Education/Training & Development Concentration CTE

Degree Type: Master of Science in Career & Tech Educ

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Training and Development Option (31-33 credits)
Designed for persons who wish to work in the training and development field in business or industry.
Students in this option are required to take 9-10 credits of core education courses, 19-20 credits of education requirements and 3 credits of content-area electives.
Required Core (9-10 credit hours required)
ECTE 504 Curriculum Development in CTE 4
EDUC 620 Adv Integrat Curr Design-Eval 3
EDUC 511 3
EDUC 518 Diversity Classroom-Workplace 3
Education Requirements (19-20 credit hours required)
ECTE 505 Training in Bus and Industry 3
ECTE 509 Occup Analysis - Needs Assess 3
ECTE 521 3
ECTE 591 Internship in Career Tech Educ 2
ECTE 650 Implem Total Quality Mgmt Educ 3
EDUC 501 Principles Teaching - Learning 3
EDUC 570 Teach-Learn Theories Classroom 3
EDUC 540 Educ Technology Classroom 3
EDUC 560 Adv Appl Educ Tech Classroom 2
Related Electives (3 credits hours required)
CISM 501 3
CISM 570 3
ECTE 510 Evaluation in Career Tech Educ 3
EDUC 512 2
The sequence and specific course of study will be determined on an individual basis in consideration of the particular option chosen.
Paramount to the quality of education is the subject matter and teaching competence of teachers.
Educators and occupational professionals recognize the master's degree as an undeniable step forward in developing career growth and professional competence.
Vocational teacher certification rules in Michigan require that teachers complete 10-18 semester hours of graduate credit to renew or to acquire professional and occupational certification.
Ferris State University has the historic commitment to occupational education and the physical and human resources necessary to conduct this type of program.
The Masters in Career and Technical Education provides a career ladder above the BS degree presently available at Ferris for those persons who desire a Masters degree.
It reflects scholarship and requires advanced training and field experience in the candidate
Minimum semester credit hours required for Career and Technical Education M.S. degree: 32

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.

Professional Opportunities

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://www.wmich.edu/consumer/cte/doctoral/index.htm)

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation 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.

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College of Education & Human Services
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361

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