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Master of Education/Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction; Career & Technical

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission the preparation and development of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice. The Department offers a M.Ed. in 17 areas of concentration as well as a M.S. in 13 of those areas. The master's degree consists of required core courses coupled with courses specifically related to the area of concentration. A culminating experience or thesis concludes the degree and provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions gained while in the program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Formulate performance objectives to guide instruction, utilize cognitive, affective and psychomotor taxonomies, and prepare a task analysis on a performance objective;
  • Develop strategies for diagnosing student skills in order to individualize instruction to meet students' learning styles;
  • Become more proficient in the artistic application of the tools that are at the teacher’s disposal, including classrooms, laboratory/shops, CTSO’s and worksite learning placements, to cause learning to occur;
  • Gain the ability to successfully translate theory into practice in the classroom environment;
  • Distinguish between the several basic types of work experience programs that use the world of work as an educational experience;
  • Identify and explain the chief components/characteristics of cooperative education;
  • Provide an overview of some major historical events in the development of our current career and technical/workforce education programs.

Career Possibilities

  • Administrative and policy positions in local, state and national education and other governmental agencies
  • Instructional/curricular leadership positions within school districts
  • Leadership and teaching positions in secondary, community and technical colleges
  • Training positions in a variety of adult education and training environments