Information on course substitutions:

Previous graduate coursework may be substitutable for select courses in the Director of Career and Technical Education curriculum. Your specific circumstance will be evaluated by a member of the faculty at the time of admission.

Program Curriculum:

While course sequencing is generally patterned, the curriculum is sufficiently flexible that a person can begin coursework in any semester or over the summer, although a fall start is generally optimum.

Director of Career and Technical Education Required Coursework

CTE 671 Philosophy of Career and Technical Education - 3 hours. Basic philosophy of career and technical education in relation to modern educational programs and the relationship to other curriculum areas. Prerequisites: an undergraduate career and technical education teaching major; supervisory or administrative experience or preparation for school administration; or approval by the department.

CTE 682 Organization and Administration of Career and Technical Education - 3 hours Study of the laws providing for various types of career and technical education. The problems and techniques involved in the organization and administration of a modern career and technical education program and their relation to the total program.

EDLR 650 Foundations of Educational Leadership - 3 hours. Emphasis on theories of leadership, management aspects of leadership, vision building, professional ethics, working with groups, educational program development, and the political, social, cultural, and legal aspects related to educational leadership.

EDLR 655 Legal Aspects of School Administration - 3 hours. Origin and development of school law with emphasis given to its application in contemporary school problems. 

EDLR 754 School Business Administration - 3 hours. A study of current practices and theory in the administration of school business affairs. The role of the school business administrator in budgeting, accounting, purchasing, personnel, facilities, transportation, food services, collective bargaining, financing, insurance, and computer services are some of the features of this course.

TMGT 659 - Professional Internship - 3 hours. The purpose of this field based project experience is to identify and solve real training and linking problems common to the educational establishments with industry and business.

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CTE 581 Organization and Coordination of Vocational Education - 3 hours. A study of local, area, state, regional, and federal relationships necessary for effective vocational education. Prerequisite: 381 or equivalent.(Also listed as Administrative Systems and Business Education 581 and Family and Consumer Sciences 581.)

CTE 584 Post-Secondary Technical Education - 3 hours. Technical education in a post-secondary institution. Evolution, uniqueness, mission, needs of the student, planning for the future, and higher education.

HRD 605 Developing Performance Based Occupational Curriculum- 3 hours. Identification and development of performance-based occupational course content. Students will become familiar with essentials, selection, and prioritizing of course content.

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CIMT 611 Measurement and Evaluation in Education - 3 hours. Planning and construction of educational tests and use of standardized tests. Exemplary topics include the role of measurement and evaluation, writing selection and supply items, observation, measurement, published tests, and test appraisal.

HRD 695 Rationale and Evaluation of HRD Programs - 3 hours. Provides experiences in establishing the foundations for and the evaluation of the many facets of HRD training programs. Prerequisite: 670.

SPED 674 Administration of Special Education - 3 hours. Methods of selection and placement, requirements of personnel, in-service training of teachers, problems of supervision, and problems of relationships of special to regular classes.

TMGT 698 Research Methods - 3 hours. Study of research methods and an evaluation of results with implications for further research.

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BEIT 571 Coordination Techniques for Cooperative Education and In-School Laboratories - 3 hours. This course emphasizes practices and procedures in the operation of cooperative occupational educational programs and in-school laboratories with emphasis on program development and assessment. Prerequisites: secondary teacher licensure or 592 or concurrent enrollment.

BEIT 581 Foundations of Career and Technical Education - 3 hours. This course provides the philosophy, background, nature, purpose, and role of career and technical education programs in secondary and post-secondary education and workforce development with emphasis on curriculum, assessment, and student organizations. Prerequisites: secondary teacher licensure or 592 or concurrent enrollment.

CTE 583 Implementation and Administration of Career and Technical Education Organizations - 3 hours. Various organizations with which a trade and industrial teacher is involved are discussed. Student organizations, advisory committees, memberships, and participation in professional organizations, are also covered.

FCS 694 Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences - 3 hours. Curriculum practices, experimental work, and research studies related to family and consumer sciences in secondary schools. Prerequisites: 391

FCS 695 Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences - 3 hours. Development and use of devices and instruments of evaluation in relation to newer techniques of family and consumer sciences education at the secondary level. Prerequisites: 694 or consent of instructor.