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Degree Programs


Agriculture Teacher Education
Combine your interest in agriculture with the aspect of teaching and helping prepare the next generation. Agricultural education is an important field in the state of Missouri and we need the best and the brightest to teach.


Business Teacher Education Program

Business Teacher Education
Central Missouri’s Business Teacher Education program seeks to prepare outstanding business teachers who are caring professionals, knowledgeable of business disciplines, and skilled with emerging technologies.


Educational / Instructional Technology
We teach the teachers how to use technology in the classroom. Whether you are a classroom teacher, a corporate trainer, or involved at any level of k-20 education, studies in educational technology provide individuals with the technological concepts and skills, field experiences, instructional technology leadership skills, and a foundation in educational research related to the application of teaching utilizing technology.

Technology Education

Engineering and Technology Teacher Education
Our Technology Education program prepares students for a teaching career at the secondary level.  Students are prepared to teach pre-engineering and career exploration as well as traditional areas of communication, construction, manufacturing, and transportation.  Students successfully completing specific requirements will be nationally certificated to teach Project Lead the Way® courses.  Project and problem-based learning is emphasized to enhance hands-on, investigative, and design-build approaches to teaching.  Students learn to teach in a laboratory setting using modern technological tools and methods. 


Family & Consumer Sciences
This program is designed to prepare students to be professional educators of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will complete a professional education block of courses, as well as content specific courses in human development, family studies, nutrition, food preparation, consumerism, and fashion merchandising. The program offers the opportunity to earn a Birth-12th grade teaching certificate in Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences. 

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in Career and Technology Education
This program is designed to strengthen the preparation of persons to administer or teach, 1) career education (agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, health sciences education, marketing education, technology education, and trade and industrial education) in middle schools, high schools, career centers, or community colleges; or 2) technical subjects in industry. 

Occupational Education

Occupational Education
Are you interested in teaching your skilled trade to others? Our Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education is the only state wide approved B.S. degree designed just for you; to make that transition from industry into education. This program is designed to work with your prior industry experience and formal education, regardless of whether it is automotive technology, computer networking, or dental hygiene. Teacher education coursework is also a key element of this program. You will learn the fundamentals of teaching, including curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management, just to name a few. Contact the Department of Career and Technology Education for more details on this very unique and diverse program of study!