Career and Technical Education
Why Study Career and Technical Education at Virginia Tech?
Virginia Tech, established as a land-grant institution, has a long history of excellence in career and technical education. We promote interdisciplinary collaboration with programs across campus and faculty experts in educational psychology, pedagogy, research, educating exceptional learners, instructional design and technology, and literacy. The School of Education is renowned for preparing individuals to advance the goals of equity and social justice through education, applied research, advocacy, and research.
Critical Shortage Areas in Virginia
Careers and Further Study
What can you do with a major in Career and Technical Education?
Jobs Held by Our Graduates
- High School Career and Technical Education Teacher
- Extension Agent
- Education Consultant
- Private Tutor
- Online Educator
- Academic Advisor
- Teacher Educators
Beyond the Classroom
Working with high school students and practicing teachers in a school environment gives you the practical experience that, together with the knowledge and skills gained on campus and participation in co-curricular activities, makes you ready for employment as a teacher right after graduation. Students intern in local school divisions for 300+ hours.
Our faculty members are productive authors and award-winning teachers who are always eager to mentor students on research projects in their field of interest. If you have an undergraduate research project in mind that you’d like to pursue, just ask.
What You'll Study
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Degree
- Including Virginia Tech's Pathways
Career and Technical Education Major Requirements
- Youth Program Management
- Managing CTE Programs
- Educational Psychology for PK-12 Teachers
- Educating Exceptional Learners
- Secondary School Teaching Methods
- Social Foundations of Education
- Principles and Practices in PK-12 Assessment
- Adolescent Literacy and Reading
Minor and Elective Hours
Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.
B.S. Secondary Education
Minor + Elective
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