Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Identify, develop, practice, and reflect upon leadership, technical, and professional skills in the CTE.
- Investigate and reflect on historical and current issues, trends, and topics in CTE in order to develop one’s personal philosophy in CTE.
- Develop, analyze, and implement curricular and instructional components consistent with curriculum and assessment design practices and theory.
- Employ data literacy strategies to develop supportive learning environments and to improve learning. (e.g. Financial, programmatic, instructional, employment)
Locate, critique, evaluate, and create scholarly writing/scientific research in the field of CTE.
- Lead, develop, and/or participate in collaborative activities with CTE stakeholders.
This program is designed to strengthen the leadership skills for, 1) students and teachers in career and technical education (agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, health sciences education, marketing education, engineering and technology education, and trade and industrial education) in middle schools, high schools, career centers, or community colleges; 2) employees in CTE-related industry environments.
To be accepted to this program, students must have no fewer than 15 approved undergraduate or graduate hours in the major field of study, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both. Students must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the undergraduate major or a 3.00 grade point average during the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study. Applicants who do not meet any of the preceding criteria must achieve a 3.50 graduate grade point average during their first 12 semester hours of graduate study which must include required degree courses. 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
Graduation requirements include completing one of the following four options: (1) a Thesis (2) two research papers consistent with university requirements; (3) a comprehensive examination; or (4) successfully complete the Missouri Assessment Center Examination for their content area.