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Career and Technical Education (Ed.S.)

Education Specialist Degree in Career and Technical Education

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

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.

Our Faculty 

Research Interests

  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Marketing Education
  • Vocational Special Needs Education
  • Marketing and Distributive Educators

Bill Price

Bill Price, Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Technical Skills Across Occupations
  • Trends In The World Of Work
  • Labor Market Skill Gaps
  • Best Practices In Workforce Development    

Joseph Mukuni, Visiting Asst Professor

Joseph Mukuni, Visiting Assistant Professor

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.

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 the Career and Technical Education (Ed.S)  should contact the program leader, Dr. Bill Price, by email at or by phone at 540-231-7390.    

Visit our office at Suite 201 in the Public Safety Building (0313), 330 Sterrett 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


Dr. Bill Price
Program Leader
Public Safety Building
Suite 201
330 Sterrett Drive

School of Education (SOE) Programs

School of Education
Public Safety Building
Suite 201 (0313)
330 Sterrett Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061