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EDCT 3754 Early Field Experience

Participation and observation in a cooperating school district as a teacher aide, tutor, or member of an instructional team. Students will be judged on the basis of the extent to which they meet prescribed competencies. Students will write descriptive reports of activities undertaken and objectives accomplished.

 

3H, 3C – Offered Fall, In-School Activity

 

EDCT 4204 Managing Career and Technical Work-Based Programs

Responsibilities of the teacher coordinator regarding work-based program standards, student guidance, school and community relations, on-the-job training, youth organization sponsorship, work-based program coordination, and program management.

 

3H,3C - Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 4234 Curriculum in Career and Technical Education

Provides current and prospective career and technical education teachers with research based, resources, and available curricula for teaching content in the respective fields. Develops the ability to plan, manage, develop, and evaluate curricula.

 

3H,3C - Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus



EDCT 4254 Adult Career and Technical Education Programs

Introduction to the underlying theory and procedures involved in developing, delivering, managing, and evaluating adult education programs in Career and Technical Education.

 

3H, 3C - Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 4274 Internship in Business

While employed in a business occupation, the student completes an in depth study of the firm's policies, practices, and procedures. This study, conducted under the supervision of the employer and a Career and Technical Education professor, focuses on five major aspects of the business: sales promotion, merchandising, business operation, control, and personnel.

 

Variable Credit Max 5H,5C – Offered Fall, Spring, Summer I & II, Business Community Work Setting Only

 

EDCT 4604 Fundamentals of Training and Development

Overview of training and development in an organizational setting. Students learn the relationship of training and development to human resource development and selected skills necessary to successfully become a training specialist. Particular attention is given to the design and implementation of training and development programs.

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 4754 Internship in Education

Planned program of clinical practice in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner. Pre: Recommendation of program area and successful completion of Professional Studies requirement.

 

9H,C9 – Offered Fall & Spring, Public School Setting Only





EDCT 4964 Field Study/Practicum

Planned program of clinical assignments and activities in education under the direction and supervision of a university supervisor and a selected practitioner.  

 

6H,6C – Offered Fall & Spring, Public School Setting Only

 

EDCT 5114 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Professional Perspectives

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with an overview of roles and relationships within the teaching profession. Develops their knowledge of factors and resources for program planning and liability and safety issues for teachers.  

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5124 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Basics of Curriculum & Development

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional teaching license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with instruction in the basics of planning and developing curriculum including needs analysis, course and unit planning, and student assessment.

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5134 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Instructional Strategies

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional teaching license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with instruction in developing and delivering curriculum. Further develops the teacher's ability to use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse population of students.

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5144 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Advanced Instructional Strategies

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional teaching license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with advanced instruction in developing and delivering curriculum. Develops the teacher's ability to use technology in instruction and to supervise work-based programs.

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only, Prerequisites EDCT 5114, 5124, 5134

 

EDCT 5154 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Professional Development and Program Management

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional teaching license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with instruction in a variety of program management tools related to their own professional development, their student organizations, and their program administration.

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only, Prerequisites EDCT 5114, 5124, 5134

 

EDCT 5164 Curriculum & Instruction in CTE: Diverse Learners

Offered only to practicing CTE teachers with a provisional teaching license. Designed to provide provisionally licensed teachers in career and technical education (CTE) with an understanding of the importance of diversity in our society, schools, and the workforce. Categories and characteristics related to diversity and disabilities are discussed, and assignments develop skills in adapting curriculum and instruction to best meet student needs.

 

1H,1C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only, Prerequisites EDCT 5114, 5124, 5134

 

EDCT 5604 Foundations of Career and Technical Education

Focus on the history and development of career and technical education with emphasis on the philosophical bases of the field. The conduct and purposes of career and technical education under different philosophical orientations are compared. An overview of the organization and administration, the relationship of career and technical education to agencies both in and outside of education, and how economic conditions have impacted career and technical education are explored. Definition and development of a personal philosophy is required.

 

3H,3C – Offered Fall & Summer I, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5654 Strategies for Teaching Career and Technical Education

Focus on identifying the major instructional methods that are appropriate in career and technical education and identifying and resolving problems that emerge from these methods that can have a negative impact on the overall effectiveness of the teacher. Various methods to evaluate the teacher's instructional effectiveness are addressed. Graduate standing or two years of teaching experience required.

 

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 5644 Curriculum Planning in Career and Technical Education

Concepts and principles involved in curriculum and planning of career and technical education programs. Learning experiences focus on school and community needs assessment, curriculum content identification and selection, designing curricula, and assessing curriculum materials and processes.

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 5684 Education & Employment Preparation for Diverse Populations

Study of policy and practices for developing and implementing career and technical education and employment programs that meet the needs of diverse/special needs, those youth and adults with disabilities, disadvantaged, limited English proficient, ethnic minorities, incarcerated youths, and single/teen parents. Specific attention to federal and state legislation and trends; the education foundation, programs and practices, which prepares students for career and technical education and training; and employment practices and programs.

 

3H,3C – Offered Summer I, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5694 Career and Technical Education for Adults

Focus is on the role, rationale, and teaching strategies for those adult learners enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. Advanced content drawing heavily from contemporary trends and issues on the adult learner as synthesized from current research.

 

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

EDCT 5714 Education and Work in a Changing Society

This course explores the major social, economic, and political issues and trends expected to have continuing impacts on career and technical education and the workforce. The current status and philosophies of career and technical education are evaluated relative to these changes. Alternative directions for the future are identified and analyzed, with emphasis on proactive rather than reactive strategies for educators.

 

3H,3C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

 

EDCT 5734 Transition Programs for The Disabled

In-depth study of transition policy, programs, procedures and services for diverse populations. Focus of course is on the comprehensive transition process including preparation for employment, post-secondary education and training, independent living skills, skills in accessing community services, social skills, recreation and leisure skills. Effective educational programming, community services, transition planning, and collaboration between education and community services at the secondary level will be emphasized.  

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 5754 Internship in Education

Student participation in a planned clinical experience under supervision of a university staff member in an appropriate work center. (Max 12C). Consent required.

 

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall & Spring & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

 

EDCT 5764 Externship in Education

Problem-solving clinics for experienced career and technical education practitioners who are engaged part-time in graduate study while continuing in positions of leadership. Involves systemic analysis of current educational problems and evaluation of educational practice.

 

Variable Max 12H,12 - Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

 

EDCT 5784 Graduate Studies: Research Proposal Development

Selected topics in career and technical education related to curriculum development, special education, administration, research, and evaluation.

 

Variable Max. 6H,6C - Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Only, Blacksburg Campus

 

EDCT 5904 Project and Report

Planned project supervised by a university supervisor.

 

Variable Max 19H,19C - Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Outside Class Setting Only

 

EDCT 5964 Field Study

Planned program of activities in an education or business setting that is supervised by a university supervisor.

 

Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Field Placement Setting Only

 

EDCT 5974 Independent Study

Individualized plan of study concerning a unique topic of interest to a student.  Planned by student and assigned university supervisor. Conducted by student.

 

Variable Max. 19 H, 19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Individualized, Independent Setting Only

 

EDCT 5994 Research and Thesis

Individualized research study for a master’s student.  Planned cooperatively by student and master’s committee.  Conducted by student.  

 

Variable Max. 19 H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Individualized, Independent Setting Only

 

EDCT 6604 Administration and Leadership in Career and Technical Education

Administrative structure of career and technical education at the local, state, and national levels, and in business and industry; leadership for administrative planning, facilities and support services management, personnel management, supervision of instruction, professional development, and assessment in career and technical education.  

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Alternate years, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

 

EDCT 6614 Evaluation in Career and Technical Education

Study of the theory and application of evaluation to career and technical education. Major emphasis on the unique requirements of program, personnel and student evaluation as specified in Federal and State legislation and regulations. National and state evaluations of career and technical education are assessed.

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Online Setting Only

 

EDCT 6664 Policy Analysis for Education and Work

In depth treatment of the nature of policy and the policy-making process as they pertain to the workforce and to education, especially to career and technical education. Included are significant aspects of policy development at local, state, and federal levels; examination of the basic questions that are answered by policy decisions; appropriate organizations for formulation of policy; an examination of current policy pertaining to career and technical education at state and federal levels; and procedures for establishing policy.

 

3H,3C – Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

 

EDCT 6944 Professional Seminar

Critical review, presentation, and discussion of current literature, research, and national reports in designated areas of education. (6C max. credit allowed toward program of study) Consent required.

 

1H,1C – Offered Fall, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

 

EDCT 6944 Doctoral Seminar for Dissertation Proposal Development

Critical review, presentation, and discussion of current literature, research, and national reports in designated areas of education. (6C max. credit allowed toward program of study) Consent required.

 

2H,2C – Offered Spring, Regular In-Class Setting Combined With Satellite Video Conferencing Setting

 

EDCT 7964 Field Studies in Education

Planned advanced program of activities in an education or business setting that is supervised by a university supervisor.



Variable Max. 12H,12C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I, Placement Setting Only

 

EDCT 7994 Research and Dissertation

Individualized research study for a doctoral student.  Planned cooperatively by student and doctoral  committee.  Conducted by student.

 

Variable Max. 19H,19C – Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer I & II, Independent Setting Only