Career & Technical Education, Accelerated Master of EducationEarn your Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) and Master of Education (MEd) in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in as little as 2 years-by working on bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements simultaneously!
What is an accelerated program?
- You gain deferred admission to the MEd-CTE program as an undergraduate
- This program allows up to 12 credit hours (4 classes) to “double dip” – meaning you might only need 18 additional hours to complete the MEd (instead of 30 credit hours)
- The accelerated MEd allows you to take additional graduate courses as an undergraduate student - until Bachelors requirements are completed you are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships (and financial aid)
How it works
- Up to 12 hours of the BSEd coursework can be used in the concentration of the MEd program of study
- Complete up to four CTE-prefix 500-level courses (excluding CTE 591), CTE 401, CTE 431, CTE 486, and/or CTE 496 for your BSEd’s core electives (or other 400 level CTE course as approved by faculty advisor) and then also use these credit hours in the concentration of the MEd-CTE degree. These are the “double dip” credits.
- A transfer student with 90 completed hours can complete the BSEd and the MEd in as little as 2 years!
Option 1 (full-time status):
|Option 2 (full-time status):|
|First year: complete 10 courses as an undergraduate student (Include at least 6 hours of 500 level coursework and 6 hours from CTE 401, 431, 486 and/or 496 for the core electives and all 4 courses count toward MEd!)||First year: complete 10 courses as an undergraduate student (All undergraduate BSEd-CTE core classes except CTE495c, include at least 6 hours of 500 level coursework and 6 hours from CTE 401, 431, 486 and/or 496 for the core electives, and CTE591)|
|Second year: complete 6 courses as a graduate student.||Second year/first semester: complete 4 courses as undergraduate student (CTE 495c and 3 MEd courses) Second year/second semester: complete last 3 MEd courses as a graduate student|
- Save a year in school (savings in tuition and fees)
- Reduce the number of additional hours you need to complete your master’s by using 12 hours of undergraduate coursework to count for your graduate coursework
- Complete graduate coursework as an undergraduate (reduced tuition and different financial aid options)
- We will pay your graduate application fee ($65)
- Increased competitiveness in the job market
- Salary potential increases
- Increased breadth of knowledge
- Enhanced research and analytical skills
- Getting into a doctoral program, even those that accept entry directly from a bachelor’s increase as you have proven success in graduate education
- Must be admitted to the BSEd-CTE degree
- Must apply for the MEd-CTE program prior to BSEd CTE graduation
- Overall cumulative GPA (including transfer courses) of 3.25
- Overall GPA in major courses (including transfer courses) of 3.5
- 60 hours completed towards the degree
- At least 12 hours completed or in progress at NAU in the major with 3.5 GPA