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Program Overview

Education Specialist Degree in Career and Technical Education 

This professional degree prepares education leaders having a specific specialty related to CTE. Examples of specialty areas can include:

  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Extension
  • Supervision
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Why choose this program?

  • Students entering the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program may continue further graduate studies within Career and Technical Education after satisfying all requirements leading to the Ed.S. degree. Because the Ed.S. is a professional degree, it is expected that students desiring to further their graduate studies will seek admission into the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program and that some additional courses will be required.
  •  Graduates of the Ed.S. degree program who have an interest in pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree must recognize that more additional courses beyond the Ed.S. will be required than would be the case for the Ed.D. For both doctoral degrees, there is a residency requirement that would have to be met while taking either the Ed.S. or the doctoral courses.
  • The VT CTE program has achieved a 100% placement rate for its’ graduates for the past 10 years!

What You'll Study

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a degree program consisting of 30 semester hours beyond the master’s degree. This professional degree prepares education leaders having a specific specialty related to CTE. Examples of specialty areas can include:

  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Extension
  • Supervision

Some courses include:

  • Comprehension and Content Reading
  • Foundations of Career and Technical Education
  • Curriculum Development in CTE
  • Managing the CTE Program
  • Curriculum and Instructional Processes in Career & Technical Education
  • Strategies for Teaching Career and Technical Education
  • Advanced Curriculum Development & Program Mgmt in Career & Technical Education
  • Schooling in American Society
  •  Internship in Education
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in related areas
  • GPA: Have earned at least a 3.0-grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework for regular admission status or 2.5 GPA to 2.99 GPA for provisional admission status.

Learn more 

There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.

Find out what loans are available as a graduate student and other opportunities.

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

Dr. Bill Price
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201
330 Sterrett Drive
540-231-7390
wprice@vt.edu

School of Education Academic Programs Support 

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Questions?

Dr. Bill Price
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201
330 Sterrett Drive
540-231-7390
wprice@vt.edu

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