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Education Specialist: Human Services/Technology and Occupational Education
Student Learning Outcomes — The graduate with an Educational
Specialist degree in Technology and Occupational Education will use
the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
• Lead others to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Refine one’s personal philosophy statement related to their discipline/career field.
• Analyze and lead discussions on current issues related to the student’s discipline/career field.
• Solve problems related to the student’s discipline/career field.
• Practice and lead life-long learning activities as they relate to professional responsibilities.
• Read, interpret, conduct, and contribute scholarly research consistent with department, university, state, and federal practices.
• Apply statistical methods to interpret, describe, and infer from existing or newly generated data.
• Interact with, contribute to, and lead professional, government, and other stakeholder organizations in the student’s discipline/career field.
This advanced program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in or planning careers in the administration and/or teaching Career and Technical education programs.
To be accepted into this program, students must: (1) have earned
a masters degree in the area of specialization or have completed
15 semester hours of appropriate background courses at either the
undergraduate or graduate level; and (2) have achieved a cumulative
grade point average of 3.25 in the masters degree. In addition,
applicants must submit two professional letters of recommendation
and a personal letter of intent describing how this degree will assist
them in meeting their career goals.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be classified as a “non-degree student” until they: (1) provide evidence of having completed 15 semester hours of appropriate background courses; and (2) obtain a 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate study in courses appropriate to the degree program.
Graduation requirements include one of the following four options: (1) a Thesis (unless completed for a Master’s Degree) ; (2) two scholarly research papers consistent with University requirements to be submitted for publication; (3) a comprehensive examination; or (4) successfully complete the Missouri Assessment Center Examination for their content area.
|REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES||
|Aided by an adviser in the student’s area of specialization and
in conjunction with the other two members of the student’s
advisery committee, each student shall select courses in the area
of specialization. Complete the following courses (one from each
grouping) unless the course(s) was/were completed as part of the
|PSY||4520||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||
|SAFE||4940||Introductory Quantitative Methods||
|T&OE||6132||Research in Technology & Occupational Education||
|INDM||5010||Applied Research for
|MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL||