M.S. in Career and Technical Education
Teaching Agriculture, a Teaching Job Like No Other
As you know, agriculture is a very dynamic field, one that provides exciting and fast-paced experiences! Hence, teaching agriculture in a high school is the same. It is like no other teaching job one has ever seen and offers opportunities for:
- Working with high school students
- Working with business partners in the business community
- Taking students to state and national conferences
- Teaching variety of agricultural production technology, horticulture, floral design, and animal care, to name just a few
By far, it is the best teaching position in any given school. It involves the best of both worlds – working with students and working with business leaders in the local community!
- There is a critical shortage of agricultural teachers in Virginia.
- Average starting salary is $45,000.00 and depending on where you live it can go as high as $55,000.00 plus. And, this is for a 10-month contract (you have off in the summers and school holidays).
- You can earn a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in marketing and a VT master’s degree in one year.
- The program can be custom-designed into a hybrid distance program, meaning you only have to spend three weeks in the summer and a fall semester in Blacksburg. If you would like, the remainder of the program can be completed off campus.
- The VT CTE program has achieved a 100% placement rate for its’ graduates for the past 10 years!
- Career promotion opportunities include being a school administrator or a university professor. Early Field Experience in Career and Technical Education
- 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
Recent Faculty Publications:
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
Students interested in applying to M.S. in Career and Technical Education endorsement in Agricultural Education should contact the program leader, Dr. Bill Price, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 540-231-7390.
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