The Concordia University Master of Education in Career and Technical Education program is built on the expectation that educational leaders prepared by this program will have the theoretical undergirding and practical facility to be active participants in critical reflection and analysis, professional CTE discourse, in-depth project-based study, and purposeful professional collaboration.
Upon program completion, CTE Master’s candidates will demonstrate:
- The ability to effectively promote CTE programs and establish partnerships with businesses and the community.
- The ability to analyze and advocate for important CTE legislation.
- An understanding of leadership contributions made by all teachers related to their roles in the classroom, the school, the district, and the profession.
- Skills in developing, implementing, and assessing curricular and instructional plans that integrate disciplines, apply current educational research findings, encourage parental involvement, consider students’ developmental levels, and exhibit sensitivity to individual student difference and cultural backgrounds.
- Skills in the application and integration of new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning processes
- Skills in the design and implementation of a capstone experience developed expressly to improve classroom instruction and student learning outcomes.
- An appreciation for the Christian perspective and its emphasis on service as a fundamental element of successful teaching and learning
- The ability to effectively engage colleagues in an ongoing study of current best practices, relevant research and demographic data, and analyze their implications for school improvement.
- Techniques that support the development of positive school-community relations
- Effective partnering with parents to assist school staff in achieving district and/or building goals
- Collaborative development of a learning organization that meets the needs of students within the constraints of school, district, and community resources and priorities
- Values, ethics, beliefs and attitudes that achieve the education goals of the state, district, and local school communities
- A desire to continue professional and personal growth in CTE leadership
A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a GPA of 2.8 or higher is required. Along with the application, please submit two confidential letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, résumé, and proof of a degree from an accredited institution via official transcripts (Bachelor’s and/or Master’s).
Earning Your Career and Technical Education Degree Online
Using cutting-edge curriculum and easy-to-use online learning tools, Concordia’s experienced education leaders will provide you with the best in theory and practice to prepare you for educational leadership positions in both K-12 and higher education. Concordia University’s Career and Technical Education classes are designed so you may turn in assignments convenient to your schedule, remaining within the due dates of the course syllabus. Online classes are five weeks in length, and can be accessed via the Internet at the time and location that is most convenient for you.
Ready to enroll? Speak with an enrollment specialist: 1 (877) 251-4405 OR start your application here.