Career and technical education
and Technical Education programs at Northern Arizona University are
distinctive and address the emerging need for practitioners and occupational
trainers with knowledge specifically in Career and Technical Education,
especially as it relates to the latest educational teaching and occupational
According to the article "Career and Technical
Education, a Key to Good Jobs, Needs Help, Report Says" published in the
Chronicle of Higher Education (Carnevale, 2012), Career and Technical
Education needs to be strengthened in this country. Our Career and
Technical Education degree and certificate programs do this by preparing professionals in
any of the five pathways that provide career and technical training as
identified in this article: employer-based training, postsecondary
certificates, registered apprenticeships, industry-based certifications, and
According to Carnevale (2012), “We need more pathways to
postsecondary education. Without that, we are creating a class-based
society in America.” As more attention is being focused on Career
and Technical Education as a way to address issues in the economy and society
there will be a demand for professional training in this field. Prepare
yourself for a degree as a technical educator with these undergraduate,
graduate, and certificate programs.
The Master's in Education, Career and Technical
Education degree program is designed to prepare practitioners for careers in
career and technical education. Includes
coursework in six areas: History & Philosophy, Educational Research,
Instructional Management, Community Relations, Education Foundations, and a
student developed concentration. Areas
from which you may select a concentration include but aren’t restricted to
curriculum and instruction, higher education, educational technology, human
resource development, and CTE Administration.
Our graduates are (or become) CTE administrators, educators, and
training and development personnel in secondary, post-secondary, and business
and industry settings.
CTE Two Year Planner. What classes are offered when.
Enroll. How to enroll in a CTE class.