Career-Technical Education

Degree Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science

Nature of Program

The Department of Career-Technical Education provides opportunities for Industrial, Technical, Occupational Foods and Health Occupations teachers to meet State Department of Education certification requirements and pursue advanced professional development. These opportunities are provided through special summer sessions on campus and classes throughout West Virginia during the fall and spring semesters. Students, who meet the state requirements, take advantage of advanced professional development opportunities, and meet General Education Foundation requirements, will be awarded the Bachelor's Degree in Career-Technical Education. Enrollment is limited to those currently employed as teachers in a career-technical program area.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regarding the GEF course offerings available at their campus.

Curriculum Requirements

GEF Elective Requirements (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)28
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
PSYC 241Introduction to Human Development3
CTED 201Introduction to Career Technical Education3
CTED 301Occupational Analysis3
CTED 302Course Construction and Planning in Career Technical Education3
CTED 303Organization and Management of School Shops and Laboratories3
CTED 304Safety in Career Technical Education3
CTED 305Methods of Examination in Career Technical Education3
CTED 306Coordination of Cooperative Career Technical Education3
CTED 308Application of Basic Skills in Career Technical Education3
CTED 402History and Philosophy of Career Technical Education3
CTED 409Coordination of Career Technical Youth Activities3
CTED 421Teaching Special Students in Career Technical Education3
CTED 485Teaching Methods in Career Technical Education3
CTED 493Special Topics (Advanced Computer Applications)3
or CTED 307 Computer Applications in Career Technical Education
Industrial Processes Courses (Occupational Update) *15
Back to Industry Experience
Industrial Processes
Industrial Processes
Industrial Processes
Occupational Competency Exam30
Total Hours121

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
CTED 4853PSYC 2413
GEF 53CTED 2013
GEF 83CTED 307 or 493 (Advanced Computer Applications)3
GEF 83GEF 43
 GEF 83
 15 18
Second Year
CTED 3043CTED 3013
CTED 3083CTED 3033
GEF 24CTED 4093
GEF 63GEF 33
GEF 73 
 16 12
Third Year
CTED 3023CTED 3053
CTED 3063CTED 4023
CTED 4233CTED 4213
CTED 4233CTED 4233
 12 12
Fourth Year
CTED 4233CTED 4233
Occupational Competency Exam15Occupational Competency Exam15
 18 18
Total credit hours: 121

Major Learning Outcomes

Career-technical Education

Teachers completing the Career-Technical Education program will be able to:

  • Incorporate learning goals into instructional plans
  • Incorporate pending learning outcomes and learning objectives into instructional plans
  • Incorporate student characteristics into instructional plans for purposes of instructional design
  • Incorporate teacher characteristics into instructional plans
  • Apply a personal framework for teaching in development of an instructional plan
  • Plan instructional strategies that are consistent with intended learning outcomes and objectives
  • Select, develop, and modify instructional materials to meet intended learning outcomes and objectives
  • Determine appropriate classroom procedures and organizational strategies to support the instructional environment
  • Incorporate information from various sources in planning for instruction
  • Select assessment or evaluation strategies to measure learning outcomes, objectives, and instructional effectiveness
  • Maintain a positive learning environment to support mastery of learning outcomes and objectives
  • Communicate with students to provide a context for learning that is consistent with instructional plans
  • Manage the instructional environment to enhance student learning and development consistent with instructional plans
  • Implement a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with instructional plans
  • Utilize questioning strategies consistent with instructional plans
  • Provide verbal and/or nonverbal feedback to students
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional process
  • Evaluate student progress toward mastery of learning outcomes and objectives
  • Organize, interpret, and summarize evaluation data for instructional planning and delivery and management
  • Report student evaluation results to students, parents, and appropriate school administrative personnel
  • Use available evaluation results
  • Establish and implement a continuing education plan to meet personal and professional goals
  • Demonstrate management skills to carry out non-teaching responsibilities
  • Follow school policies, rules, and regulations
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to work with school committees and community groups