Campus: Blacksburg Campus

Instructions: Residential/On Campus

Career and Technical Education program  is designed to prepare individuals for careers in Career and Technical Education and to enhance the professional development of Career and Technical Education educators.

Funding through Assistantships
Program Ranked fifth in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2016
100% faculty commitment
Intensive Research Opportunities
Our Career and Technical Education Program

The doctoral program in Career and Technical Education (Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction)  is designed to provide a rigorous and intellectually stimulating experience compatible with the graduate student’s needs and goals and the requirements of career and technical education in the future. The program of study provides the student with competence in areas such as foundations, research, and leadership. Graduates of the program have assumed leadership positions and have followed professional careers in education, government, and the private sector.

Why Study Career and Technical Education Here?

The program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in Career and Technical Education and to enhance the professional development of Career and Technical Education educators. Virginia Tech Graduate Career and Technical Education Program ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News and World report 2016.

Faculty Research Interests

-Vocational and Technical Education

-Marketing Education

-Vocational Special Needs Education

-Marketing and Distributive Educators

 

-Technical Skills Across Occupations

-Trends In The World Of Work

-Labor Market Skill Gaps

-Best Practices In Workforce Development

 

Career and Technical Education Research Highlights

Mukuni, J., & Price, B. (2016). Identifying connections between career and technical education (Career and Technical Education) and academic programs through standards of learning. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 8(4), 25-34

Mukuni, J., Price, W. (2014). Implementation challenges of a donor funded development project: Lessons learned through a deep-end strategy while implementing a development program in Zambia. Journal of African Studies and Development, Vol. 6(1)(EF19DD842921), 7. www.academicjournlas.org/JASD

 

Mukuni, J. & Price, B. (2013). Portability of technical skills across occupations: A Case for demolition of disciplinary silos? International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education. pp. 21 – 28. DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE2013.0131

Related Programs

Students interested in applying to the Career and Technical Education (Ph.D.) should contact the program leader, Dr. Bill Price, by email at wprice@vt.edu or by phone at 540-231-7390.


Visit our office at 206 War Memorial Hall (0313), 370 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Domestic Application

Spring: January 1

Summer I: May 1

Summer II: June 1

*Fall:  August 1

International Application

Spring: September 1

Summer I: January 1

Summer II: February  1

*Fall: April 1

*Deadline for early decision admission with Graduate Assistantships consideration for Fall: February 1

 

CONTACT US

Dr. Bill Price
Program Leader
206 War Memorial Hall
540-231-7390
wprice@vt.edu

Sherri Albert
Administrative Assistant
226 War Memorial Hall
(540) 231-5558
salbert@vt.edu

School of Education

226 War Memorial Hall (0313)

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061