Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with an Education Specialist degree in Human Services,Technology and Occupational Education Option will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Refine one’s personal philosophy statement related to their discipline/career field.
- Identify, analyze and lead discussions on current issues related to the student’s discipline/career field.
- Practice and lead life-long learning activities as they relate to professional responsibilities.
- Read, interpret, conduct, and contribute scholarly research consistent with school, university, state, and federal practices.
- Apply statistical methods to interpret, describe, and infer from existing or newly generated data.
- Provide leadership to one’s professional, technical, and governmental organizations in the student’s discipline/career field.
This advanced program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in or planning careers in the administration and/or teaching Career and Technical education programs.
To be accepted into this program, students must: (1) have earned a masters degree in the area of specialization or have completed 15 semester hours of appropriate background courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level; and (2) have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 in the masters degree.
In addition, applicants must submit two professional letters of recommendation and a personal letter of intent describing how this degree will assist them in meeting their career goals.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be classified as a “non-degree student” until they: (1) provide evidence of having completed 15 semester hours of appropriate background courses; and (2) obtain a 3.50 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate study in courses appropriate to the degree program.
Graduation requirements include one of the following four options: (1) a Thesis (unless completed for a Master’s Degree) ; (2) two scholarly research papers consistent with University requirements to be submitted for publication; (3) a comprehensive examination; or (4) successfully complete the Missouri Assessment Center Examination for their content area.