The purpose of this certificate is for those individuals who are obtaining coursework with the Technical Teacher Education unit to acquire certification (through the appropriate state entity) within the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. All of these courses can be used for major requirements on the Bachelors of Science in Vocational Education or the Masters of Science in Career and Technical Education, but individuals who are taking these courses may not be seeking a degree at this time.
TTED 391 Student Assessment Development in Voc/Tech Ed.TTED 395 Task Analysis for Technical TeachersTTED 396 Curriculum Usage in Technical EducationTTED 479 Techniques for Teaching Voc-Tech EducationTTED 694 Foundations of Vocational/Technical EducationTTED 695 Using Technology as an Instructional ToolTTED 697 Identification of Students with Special NeedsTTED 698 Leadership and Professionalism in Career and Technical EducationTTED 780 Classroom Management in CTETTED 308 Laboratory and Shop SafetyTTED 731 Adult Learners
TTED 893 Student Assessment Development in CTETTED 845 Instructional System Design & Curriculum DevelopmentTTED 779 Instructional Methods in Technical EducationTTED 894 Fundamental Principles of CTETTED 695 Using Technology as an Instructional ToolTTED 897 Teaching Special Vocational StudentsTTED 698 Leadership and Professionalism in Career and Technical EducationOrTTED 802 Adaptive Leadership in CTETTED 780 Classroom Management in CTETTED 708 Laboratory and Tool Safety in Occ. EducationTTED 731 Adult Learners
The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education curriculum is organized with two options which are designed to meet the needs of persons with different work experience backgrounds.
Program Guide for Private Sector Option I of the curriculum is designed for persons who have completed a vocational-technical education program in an accredited public sector institution who have less than two years of work experience above the learner's level in one of the industrial or technical occupations taught in Kansas.
Program Guide for Public Sector Option II of the curriculum is designed to provide specialized teacher education for persons teaching or preparing to teach in trade and industrial and technical programs.
Credit of up to 24 semester hours is granted on an individual basis in the two options based on occupational competency.
Technical Teacher Education Emphasis. The graduate program is for candidates that have already completed Technical Teacher Education certification. It also provides certification opportunity for persons interested in qualifying for teaching in health occupations, business, family and consumer Sciences, and other career and technical fields in vocationally approved high school and post-secondary programs-technical colleges, community colleges, universities, business and industry. Persons who hold the baccalaureate degree in allied health, agriculture, business, data processing, engineering, nursing, technology or related professional and technical areas may meet teacher certification and degree requirements by completing the degree. Candidates seeking certification are required to have completed two years of work experience in their profession, and may be required to take foundation courses that may exceed the minimum 32 credit hours associated with Option III.
This emphasis also provides a high degree of flexibility for certified vocational teachers pursuing goals related to Technical Teacher Education, such as: research, curriculum and instruction, as well as opportunities to gain additional technical expertise in a specialized area or broadening one's scope of technical knowledge. For Option I (Thesis), candidates complete 14-15 credit hours of core courses; 6 hours of thesis; and select 9-10 credit hours of advanced course work in the discipline for a minimum total of 30 credit hours. Students pursuing Option III (Course Work), complete 14-15 credit hours of core courses; 6 hours of Option III courses; and select 9-12 credit hours of courses to total at least 32 credit hours. All graduate students pursuing the Masters of Sciences with a Major in Career and Technical Education are required to take a comprehensive examination over the major departmental course work of study.
Program Guide for Master's Degree (PDF)
Master of Science Degree with Major in Career and Technical Education
This purpose of this certificate is to address the needs of Career and Technical Education Administrators across the state of Kansas. Many will have achieved degrees and are in need of additional knowledge in the CTE realm. Collaboration with individuals across the state to teach courses or portions of the courses will benefit this population.
This certificate would provide CTE administrators an opportunity to gain knowledge to better prepare them in their role without requiring a commitment to a degree. However, if desired, these hours could roll into a Masters or Ed.S. degree in the Technology and Workforce Learning department at PSU or transfer elsewhere for a doctoral degree. Many administrators are hired without a background in CTE and find the learning curve to be challenging. The courses below would address this need and provide a recognized PSU certificate.
Required Courses:Total of 18 credit hours (3 credit hours per course)
TTED 819 Planning Facilities for Vocational EducationTTED 801 Organization and Administration of Vocational EducationTTED 802 Adaptive Leadership in CTETTED 807 Career and Technical Education Student OrganizationsTTED 894 Fundamental Principles of CTETTED 708 Lab and Tool Safety in CTE
Career and Technical Education Administrator Certification