Education-Career and Technical Education

Overview

The Career and Technical Education Track is designed for current and future educators who teach in Career and Education Centers and Community Colleges. The program offers practical learning experiences to help the instructor adapt to teaching their technical trade to high school and college students. Graduates of this track will learn specific teaching methods and strategies to enhance student success. Classroom and lab management, safety, assessment and behavior management will be included in the curriculum. Graduates may use this degree as a pathway to continue their education in CTE Teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s level.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the CTE Education Track will:

  • Understand the mission, history and emerging trends for Career and Technical Education.
  • Understand how students learn and develop and plan learning opportunities that support a student’s development in all domains.
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of all students and to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Recognize that students differ in their approaches to learning and create learning opportunities that are modified and adapted to diverse learners.
  • Plan lessons and activities that are based on knowledge of the subject matter, knowledge of the individual students and knowledge of industry standards.
  • Use appropriate formal and informal assessment strategies to inform curricula decisions, adjust instructions and evaluate learning outcomes.
  • Reflect on their practices to continually evaluate the effects of planning and decision making and to seek opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Use ethical behavior when interacting with students, families, colleagues and community to support student’s learning and well-being.

Prerequisites

Algebra I required.

Curriculum