Career and Technical Education

CATE FactsThe program in Career and Technical Education offers degrees for the preparation of teachers, supervisors, and administrators in a range of related fields. The master of education degree is designed for students who possess a bachelor's degree in business education, family and consumer sciences, technology education, or a related field. Many M.Ed. classes are offered online.

Three undergraduate concentrations are offered in this program, part of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. A student may choose any of the three specializations to earn a bachelor of science in education (B.S.E.) degree — Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Technology Education.

B.S.E. in Career and Technical Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Career and Technical Education with several concentrations:

Business Education

A concentration in Business Education offers on-campus students the chance to become effective educators and communicators as they learn to teach the latest computer technologies and subject matters that focus on the core areas of business. Both undergraduate and graduate tracks in business education provide rigorous and intellectually stimulating programs that offer students a broad variety of professional careers in business education and technology.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

On-campus students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education degree may select the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Concentration as a field of specialization in career and technical education. Requirements for initial licensure may be met by completion of the B.S.E.

Technology Education

A Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Technology Education is a licensure program that prepares one to teach technology, pre-engineering, or other technical subject matter at the high school, middle-level, or community college. Additionally, the program prepares one to enter mid-level technical/management careers in business and industry.

M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education

The M.Ed. in Secondary Education-CATE is designed for students in Career and Technical Education who desire to be a teacher or for already-licensed CATE teachers who desire advanced knowledge in their subject area.