MS in Curriculum & Instruction - Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education program is designed to provide participants with skills for teaching and assessing the learning of students in job training programs. Find out more about this graduate degree series here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education
School Offering Program:
Concordia University Portland
Individuals interested in this series should have an accredited bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and may be existing technical education instructors or general educators looking to gravitate toward roles in career training. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership abilities should prove helpful. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants must submit two recommendation letters, a letter of intent, and a resume. Some programs may have additional requirements.
Participants in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education program have the chance to learn to prepare technical students with specialized skill sets for entry into the adult workforce. They have the opportunity to explore techniques for lesson plan development, classroom management, parent-teacher communication, and professional collaboration. An emphasis is also designed to be placed on the integration of technological innovations in the classroom. In addition, courses are intended to explore ways to keep curricula current by teaching participants the importance of staying abreast of field-specific occupational duties and skills.
Financial Aid Available:
Students enrolled in Concordia University Portland have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid. Federal financial aid programs are only available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.
Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education:
Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate program information.
Curriculum and Instruction Required Courses
- EDGR 502: Developing Character through the Curriculum
- EDGR 535: Theories of Teaching and Learning
- EDGR 595: Community of Learners
- EDGR 602: Contemporary Educational Thought
Career and Technical Education Required Courses
- EDCT 513: Introduction to Career and Technical Education
- EDCI 529: Transformative Teaching in Career and Technical Education
- EDCI 542: CTE Program Administration and Supervision
- EDCI 558: CTE Community Development and Workforce Competencies
- EDGR 601: Educational Research
- Students choose one of the following capstone courses:
- EDGR 698: Action Research - Capstone
- EDGR 699: Thesis - Capstone
Furthering Your Education:
After earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education degree, graduates may decide to continue their training. Pursuing a doctoral degree could allow education professionals to strengthen their scholarly and applied research skills as well as their administrative abilities.
Concordia University Portland graduates might decide to pursue such degrees as:
- Ph.D. in Adult Education
- Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education
- Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Potential Career Paths:
Upon completion of this Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Career and Technical Education program, graduates could be able to seek higher-level responsibilities with their current employers. In addition, instructional or leadership opportunities could be sought with middle schools, high schools, adult education facilities, career and technical schools, community education centers, colleges, or businesses.
Positions that could be sought include:
- Technical education coordinator
- Career counselor
- Corporate trainer