Master of Education in Career and Technical Education
The Master's in Education, Career and Technical
Education degree program is designed to prepare you for a career in career and
technical education. Our graduates are CTE administrators, educators, and
training and development personnel in secondary, post-secondary, and business and
industry settings. You will take course work in five core areas: History &
Philosophy, Research, Instructional Management, Community Relations, and
Education Foundations. With advisor
assistance and approval the student will develop a concentration, from either
CTE courses or approved interdisciplinary courses within the College of
Education that comprise a coherent area of study. 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. Consult with your plan advisor for the courses suggested in
these areas of concentration.Program Highlights
Total degree program = 30 hours -
finish in 2 years or less! Degree Requirements
Convenient on-line program allows you to take courses from any location.
Flexible program of study allows students to customize coursework to meet
individual career goals.
Affordable- No program fees, WWU eligible program (out of state student pay only 150% of in-state tuition rates during fall
and spring and in-state rates during summer and winter), WRGP eligible program (some out-of-state students pay in-state tuition rates); additionally, most
classes do not require the purchase of textbooks. Payment plans and financial
aid (to those who qualify) are available for part-time or full-time students.
Relevant- A well-planned curriculum that is
applicable to your life, will challenge you, and help prepare you for a variety
of careers upon graduation.
Personal Contact- All advising done by full-time
faculty. All faculty provide students with assistance 7 days per week.
Easy Admission- Admission does not require
GRE. Year round admission, start program at any time. Students are
admitted into preplan status and can register for classes within 48 hours of
Who is this Degree is Attractive to?
- Core CTE classes (12 units): History and Philosophy in CTE, School and
Community Relations, Instructional Management, and Research in CTE
- Educational Foundations (3 units)
- Concentration (15 units): CTE courses or approved
interdisciplinary courses within the College of Education - students can
customize to meet individual career goals.
Choose from classes such as Grant Writing, Adult Education, Curriculum
Development, Facilities Design, Special Populations, Multimedia Development,
You can take any 500 or 600 level CTE prefix class
and up to two 400 level CTE prefix classes in your concentration area without
needing advisor approval. If you opt for
a 400 level course you will need to fill out an "out-of-major" form
to indicate your desire to use the class towards your Master’s degree. Complete the form (PDF version) (Word version) and fax it to Laura Cook at
The degree has two options: extended coursework or a thesis.
Many students wait to make their decision until after completing their required
research class. See the academic catalog.
People who want a master’s degree so they can pursue career
People in business who want to teach their occupational area
to others in HRD, trade schools, or community colleges
People in education and business including community college
employees, corporate trainers and others in corporate educational positions
CTE certified teachers who need additional coursework for
certification or schedule advancement
People who want their master’s degree to come from a highly
regarded institution known for outstanding education programs throughout the
State of Arizona
NEW! Through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), funding is now available for incoming, out-of-state CTE graduate students to earn their degree at the cost of in-state tuition if you are a resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. For more information, go to http://nau.edu/gradcol/financing/western-regional-graduate-program/