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Career and Technical Education - Masters of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education

With a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education, you will be developed into a professional Career and Technical educator who fosters the development of secondary and adult students by preparing them for a high-performance workforce that is in constant transition.

The Career and Technical Education specialization takes students through a series of courses and experiences that enable them to successfully enter teaching, leadership, training and supervisory positions in private or public industry and complete requirements for the master’s degree.

Career Paths

Graduates of this program are currently employed as technical instructors in a variety of settings, including high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges and correctional institutions.


Deadline to Apply: 
November 1 for spring semester; April 1 for autumn semester; March 1 for summer term
Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree
Minimum Program Hours: 

Degree requirements: Education courses, including two field experiences
Other requirements: Pass a written master’s examination, or complete an approved thesis.

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Edward C. Fletcher, Jr., PhD, Distinguished Associate Professor
Jay Plasman, PhD, Assistant Professor
David Stein, PhD, Associate Professor
Chris Zirkle, PhD, Associate Professor
Jane Briggs, PhD, Senior Lecturer


Chris Zirkle
Associate Professor