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Feb. 9, 2022


The Career-Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) program at UNLV prepares students to become career and technical educators and administrators in school settings. The program also benefits training and administrative professionals who oversee workforce education and development in professional settings.

The CTPE program focuses on instructional and curricular decision-making processes, program evaluation, administration, and leadership development.

Admission Deadlines

Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate Programs
Fall: June 1| Spring: Nov. 1| Summer: Mar. 15

Doctoral Degree

Rolling admission

If you are not in a UNLV graduate degree or certificate program, you can enroll as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Spring 2022 Information Sessions

Sign up online to learn more about the program at one of these information sessions at 5:30 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16
  • Wednesday, Mar. 23
  • Wednesday, Apr. 27

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CPTE Summer Sourse Offerings:

EDWF 439/EDW 539 Methods of Teaching in Workforce Education - Online

This course is one of the required courses for CTE endorsement by the Nevada Department of Education.

EDW 475/EDW 575 Performance-Based Education - Online

Introduction to work-based learning programs for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education students. This course is one of the required courses for CTE endorsement by the Nevada Department of Education.

EDWF 497/EDW 597 Workforce Education Externship/Field Experience

Class is based upon student reflections of site-based experiences. Requires a minimum of 50 hours in a worksite placement.

EDW 768 - Grantsmanship in Education - Online

This course is designed to acquaint educators and social science professionals with the knowledge and skills involved in grant proposal writing for Federal, State, and private competitive funding. The course will engage participants in the development, planning and writing of the original grant proposals.

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Xue (Cher) Xing at