Admissions Requirements

To apply to the graduate program, students must submit the Virginia Tech Graduate School online application.

Application Deadlines
State of Virginia Licensure Applicants

Spring: January 1
Summer I: May 1
Summer II: June 1
Fall:  August 1

Admissions Requirements

To be considered as candidates for the M.S. in Career and Technical Education applicants should:

  • 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.
  • Passing scores for Praxis I exam OR at least 1100 on SAT with 530 for the verbal section and 530 for the math section.

What You'll Need

Official Transcripts

Include a scanned copy of your transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to both Graduate Admissions and School of Education after you receive an offer of admission.

School of Education Graduate Testing Requirements

GRE is not required for M.S. in Career and Technical Education.

Licensure Testing Requirements

Applicants must submit a passing scores for Praxis I exam OR at least 1100 on SAT with 530 for the verbal section and 530 for the math section.

CTE Teacher Licensure Content Area Requirements

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendations are optional for M.S. in Career and Technical Education.

Letter of Interest

A stated career goal of providing leadership in the field of career and technical education.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Attach your Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Applying as an International Student

International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application.

We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Test scores should be sent to us using ETS institution code 5859.

Any Additional Information/Supporting Material

Applicants are welcome to submit any additional information with application material that would be useful in evaluation of your application.

Applying for Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships and Awards

Graduate Assistantships: Not eligible for master's students

Career and Technical Education Scholarships:

Application Fees

Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.

Submission Deadlines

State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
Spring: January 1
Summer I: May 1
Summer II: June 1
Fall:  August 1

Additional Notes

  • You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
  • To apply to the Virginia Tech Career and Technical Education (M.S.), select "Education, Career and Technical Education " as your major. You will be able to select " M.S. in CTE" later in the online form.

To request further information about the program or the application process, please contact Program Leader.

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

The official transcripts showing degree conferral should be sent directly from your institution(s) to Graduate Admissions and School of Education:
To,
Virginia Tech Graduate Admissions
120 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown
Mail Code 0325p 155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
To,
Office of Academic Programs 
School of Education
226 War Memorial Gymnasium (0313)
370 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061