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Career and Technical Education, M.S.Ed

About the Program

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The master’s program in career and technical education (CTE) extends and improves the professional competencies of CTE teachers. Candidates interested in becoming certified as coordinators of diversified cooperative work-study programs may take the two related required courses: CTE 550 and CTE 555.

Advisement: Students are assigned academic advisers to plan programs based on individual needs and degree requirements. All courses should be selected by advisement.

About the Career and Technical Education Department

122 Bacon Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4717

Admission Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the catalog.

Program Requirements

Required Courses 6 cr
BME 602 Curriculum Development and Planning in Business and Marketing Education
SPF 611/BME 605 Evaluation in Occupational Education

Elective Courses 15-18 cr
Select five to six courses from the following:
CTE 530 Career Education: Rationale, Nature, and Concepts
CTE 536 Contemporary Methodology
CTE 550 Organization of Diversified Cooperative Work-Study Programs
CTE 555 Operation of Diversified Cooperative Work-Study Programs
CTE 600 Contemporary Issues in Occupational Education
CTE 601 Supervision of Vocational Education
CTE 602 Administration of Vocational Education
CTE 603 Selected Topics in the Organization, Administration, and Supervision of CTE
CTE 604 Technical Project
CTE 606 History and Philosophy of Occupational Education
CTE 620 Structure of Occupational Programs
CTE 625 Interrelationships of Labor, Management, and Occupational Education

Research and Master’s Project 6 cr
BME 601/SPF 689 Research Seminar: Occupational Education
CTE 690 Master’s Project

Total Required Credit Hours 30 credits

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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