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Professional Leadership, EdS - Adult, Career, and Technical Education Option

Expand Your Career

Depending on your occupational experience, educational level and skills, and career goals, the Professional Leadership, EdS - Adult, Career, and Technical Education Option can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Courses and research opportunities include CTE professional teaching certifications and CTE administrative certification. If you are currently involved in or planning your career in the administration and/or teaching of Career and Technical Education, this advanced degree can be individualized for you.

Flexible Scheduling

Your courses in this program are delivered using online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two. This means that your courses will work around your busy schedule. Our program advisors will work one on one with you in developing a program of study that meets your needs and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Education Specialist degree in Professional Leadership - Adult, Career, and Technical Education Option program to:

  • Refine your personal philosophy statement related to your discipline/career field.
  • Identify, analyze and lead discussions on current issues related to your discipline/career field
  • Practice and lead life-long learning activities as they relate to your 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
  • Provide leadership to your professional, technical, and governmental organizations in your discipline/career field

Diverse Candidate Opportunities

This program serves professionals with diverse backgrounds, needs, and career goals. Examples include candidates who are:

  • Practicing teachers pursuing CTE administration skills, coursework, and professional certification
  • Non-certified teaching candidates seeking initial teacher certification (professional certification or career & technical education certification)
  • Practicing business and industry personnel needing additional education and training in their CTE-related content area
  • Community college CTE faculty wanting to expand their content knowledge
  • Future teachers earning initial teacher professional certification
  • Students with a master’s degree in education obtaining professional and/or career development



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri

Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Conrad
Associate Professor
Lovinger 2131
Tel: 660-543-4332


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