Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office 

The Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is intended for practicing teachers, counselors, administrators, and other staff teaching, advising, and supporting students in CTE or managing CTE programs. It is also intended for those planning to enter the field and those professionals in related fields. The Certificate focuses on relevant topics, including trends and issues in CTE curriculum, administration of local programs, supervision and instruction, and working with stakeholders. Upon completion of the Certificate, the student should be able to:

Distinguish the characteristics of CTE within the educational system
  • Identify trends and issues in CTE curricula at a level of interest (e.g.,  K-12, community colleges, university)
  • Develop an understanding of curriculum design approaches and planning considerations in CTE
  • Develop an understanding of supervisory approaches and practices underlying effective administration of education-and-work programs in a variety of educational settings
  • Develop an understanding of the roles and functions administrators need to organize and operate career and technical education programs

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying.

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency  
  2. Graduate Certificate Policies  
  3. Application Process

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.