Becoming a career and technical education (CTE) administrator requires specific training few institutions offer. At the University of Central Missouri, we not only provide this specialized graduate education but also offer you options, including our CTE Administration Leadership graduate certificate.
Are you a CTE educator or a school principal in Missouri working toward CTE administrator certification? Are you in another state but want to learn the ins and outs of being a CTE administrator? Gain the knowledge and skills you need — and enjoy flexibility in the process — when you complete this UCM graduate certificate.
Learn to become a CTE administrator at your pace
From Perkins requirements to curriculum requirements, you’ll learn at UCM what you need to know to be a CTE administrator — and in just a few classes. As Missouri’s only CTE administration training program, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to get this critical education while balancing life’s demands. Complete all your classes online — from wherever you are and at your own pace. You’ll also have the flexibility to take courses as your schedule allows, completing this graduate certificate in as few as two semesters or in as many as you need.
State’s only CTE admin training program
Online courses for your convenience
Small classes enable personal attention
Study to be a CTE leader at your pace
Faculty with CTE admin experience
Gain a greater understanding of administration and leadership specific to secondary and post-secondary CTE programs from the University of Central Missouri. Through coursework for your CTE Administration Leadership graduate certificate, you’ll come to understand:
Your graduate courses are led by UCM’s full-time and adjunct CTE faculty, who not only have doctoral degrees but have also worked as CTE program administrators. They’ll tailor the curriculum to meet your exact goals and use their expertise and real-world experience to answer your questions and help chart your path.
Get hands-on experience that enhances your resume — and expands your network — while you complete UCM’s CTE Administration Leadership graduate certificate:
Alumni of the University of Central Missouri’s CTE programs can be found in almost every school district and in every career center — as director or assistant director — in the state. Upon completion of UCM’s CTE Administration Leadership graduate certificate, you’ll be one step closer to transitioning from an educator or principal to leading a secondary or postsecondary CTE program or career center.
Like other UCM students, you may also continue your graduate education and earn a master’s degree in Career and Technology Education, which offers a concentration in CTE administration, or the Professional Leadership Education Specialist degree in Adult, Career, and Technical Education — a requirement for Missouri administrator certification.
Get comprehensive support for your next steps to become a CTE administrator
UCM’s CTE faculty will help you understand what’s necessary to meet Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for certification as a CTE program leader. They have also worked with students from other states to help them earn certification and welcome the opportunity to assist you as well.
If you decide to continue your education, they’ll help plan a curriculum that meets your exact goals and keeps you on a seamless track in your career.
In taking steps to become a CTE administrator, you’re making strides to improve the professional skills of students within your community while expanding your career opportunities and earning potential. To help you get the education you need to enable these benefits, the University of Central Missouri offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the U.S. We’ve also been named a top university for low student debt by LendEDU and provide resources to degree-seeking students to help finance your graduate education.
Are scholarships available to me?
When you complete one of UCM’s graduate degrees alongside your CTE Administration Leadership certificate, you may qualify for program-specific scholarships. Use the UCM Scholarship Finder to view opportunities.
Choose from five graduate certificates, which include the CTE Administration Leadership certificate, to enhance your knowledge and skills in post-secondary education:
Expand your training in CTE and its administration when you complete one of UCM’s graduate degrees:
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained with the Graduate Certificate in CTE Administration Leadership program to:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri