Ms. Lori Cochran
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Bart Washer, Chair
Course Delivery Methods
Most courses are delivered using non-traditional formats. Courses are delivered online, during the evenings on and off campus, and in regional locations across the state to meet student needs for timely, convenient delivery.
New Teacher Institute
New Teacher Institute (NTI) is a state education grant-funded new career education teacher induction program and class. It consists of a one week intensive summer training session followed by fall semester callback sessions. Learning objectives include an introduction to the teaching process, career educator resources, and the importance of career educator networking. Applications for NTI can be completed through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Though there is not a student organization specifically for occupational education students/teachers, many of the participants of this degree program are members of, and carry certification through, professional organizations within their teaching/technical specialty area. For example, most of the automotive technology instructors are members of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and welding technology teachers belong to American Welding Society (AWS).