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Career and Technical Education PD (M.S.)

Professional Development


Professional Development

Program Areas

  • Agricultural Education
  • Business and Information Technology 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Marketing Education
  • Trade and Industrial Education

Program Overview

Master of Science Degree in Career and Technical Education

The Master of Science Degree in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is designed to prepare individuals to become middle school and secondary CTE teachers (Initial Licensure Program) or enhance the professional development of practicing CTE teachers and provisionally licensed CTE teachers.


Why choose this program?

  • The primary aim in this concentration is to help CTE teachers become better educators and to provide opportunities to invigorate their joy for teaching.
  • Our program assist current teachers in Career and Technical Education to enhance their knowledge in their given fields and promote professional enrichment.  
  • 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

What You'll Study

Master's Degree program is a 30-credit hour degree program consisting of coursework, concentration, and electives. 

Some courses include:

  • Comprehension and Content Reading
  • Foundations of Career and Technical Education
  • Curriculum Development in CTE
  • Managing the CTE Program
  • Curriculum and Instructional Processes in Career & Technical Education
  • Strategies for Teaching Career and Technical Education
  • Advanced Curriculum Development & Program Mgmt in Career & Technical Education
  • Schooling in American Society
  •  Internship in Education
  • 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.

Learn more 

There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.

Find out what loans are available as a graduate student and other opportunities.

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. Joseph Mukuni
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201
330 Sterrett Drive

School of Education Academic Programs Support


Dr. Joseph Mukuni
Program Leader
Public Safety Building, Suite 201
330 Sterrett Drive

Faculty Experts in Career and Technical Education