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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair





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Master of Science in Career and Technical Education Leadership

Student Learning Outcomes — The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education Leadership will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Develop a personal philosophy statement related to the student’s discipline/career field.
• Recognize, investigate, and discuss current issues related to the student’s discipline/career field.
• Solve problems related to the student’s discipline/career field.
• Practice life-long learning as it relates to the student’s professional responsibilities.
• Read, interpret, and conduct scholarly research consistent with department, university, state, and federal practices.
• Interact with and contribute to professional, government, and other leadership organizations in the student’s discipline/career field.

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; 2) technical subjects in industry.


To be accepted into this program, students must have no fewer than 15 approved undergraduate or graduate hours in the major field of study, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both. Students must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the undergraduate major or a 3.0 grade point average during the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study. Applicants who do not meet any of the preceding criteria must achieve a 3.5 graduate grade point
average during their first 12 semester hours of graduate study which must include required degree courses. 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.


Graduation requirements include one of the following four options: (1) a Thesis; (2) two research papers consistent with university requirements; (3) a comprehensive examination; or (4) successfully complete the Missouri Assessment Center Examination for their content area.

     
Sem. Hours
REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES
12
CTE 4110 Foundations of Career and Technical Education
3
CTE 5120 Curriculum Development Theory in Career and Technical Education
3
CTE 4165 Performance Assessment in Career and Technical Education
3
CTE 5900 Introduction to Research
3
Elect from one of the following options
18
MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL
30

 

Option 1
– CTE Teaching Leadership Option –

This option is designed for new teachers pursuing postbaccalaureate professional teacher certification (Plan A), previously certified instructors pursuing additional professional teaching skills (Plan B), or new occupational education teachers pursuing initial teacher certification through MoDESE. New teachers pursuing postbaccalaureate teacher certification must obtain a certification plan and take existing teacher certification courses identified by the UCM Director of Clinical and Field Services. New teachers pursuing post-baccalaureate teacher certification in CTE should create a program of study based on deficiencies listed on their professional teaching certificate. Students selecting Option 1 must select Plan A or Plan B below:

Plan A — Post-Baccalaureate Professional Teaching Enhancement

Approved Electives:  
Professional Education per candidate’s teacher certification plan (if applicable)
0-18
CTE 6120 Current Issues & Topics in Industrial Arts and Technology & Occupational Education
3
CTE 6990 Thesis (or research-based electives) or Professional Board Courses
6
Content Electives (Agriculture Education, Business Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Occupational Education, Technology Education)
9-18



Plan B – Occupational Education Initial Teacher Certification

Approved Electives:  
CTE 4140 New Teacher Institute
3
CTE 4145 Curriculum Construction in Career and
Technical Education
3
CTE 4150 Vocational Guidance
3
CTE 4160 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education
3
BTE 4241 Coordination of Career and Technical Education Programs
2
Professional/content courses per DESE certification requirements
6
Suggested Courses: (teacher certification in Occupational Education)
CTE 4140 New Teacher Institute
3
CTE 4145 Curriculum Construction in Career and Technical Education
3
CTE 4150 Vocational Guidance
3
CTE 4160 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education
3

 

Option 2
– CTE Administration Leadership Option –

This option is designed for current or new CTE administrators pursuing administrator certification and should be pursued consistent with the candidate’s certification plan. This option may also be selected by candidates planning to pursue CTE administration in the future or for current CTE administrators pursuing additional leadership coursework:

Approved Electives (individualized based on candidate’s needs):
CTE 5150 Introduction to Career Administration
3
CTE 5160 Legal Issues in Career Education
2
CTE 4180 Adult Programs in Career Education
3
T&OE 5170 Financing Career Education
2
EDAD 5110 Foundations of Ed Leadership
3
EDAD 5120 School Law
3
EDAD 5130 School Supervision
3
EDAD 5520 Secondary School Administration
3
EDAD 5710 Public School Finance
3

 

Option 3
– CTE Industry Training Option –

This option is designed for CTE industry personnel who plan and/ or conduct training in their environment or who desire to become more effective leaders in their current positions. This option will be tailored to the candidate’s specific needs in any CTE-related field. The approved electives below are a sample listing of potential universitywide electives (department approval required).

CTE 4145 Curriculum Construction in Career and Technical Education
3
CTE 4160 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical
Education
3
CTE 6990 Research/Thesis or T&OE 5022 Internship
3-6
Approved Electives
9-12
(individualized based on candidates needs)
INDM 4210 Industrial Management
3
INDM 5015 Legal Aspects of Industry
3
INDM 4220 Human Factors Engineering
3
INDM 4230 Quality Control Management
3
MGT 4300 Health Care Administration
3
MGT 4310 Total Quality Management
3
SAFE 4000 Ergonomics in Safety and Health
3
SAFE 4430 Workers Compensation Legislation
3
SAFE 5010 Organization, Administration, and Supervision of Safety Programs
3
HRM 4930 Compensation and Benefits
3
HRM 4960 Employment and Development
3

 


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