CTE Program Requirements


Career and Technical Master of Education Degree Program Courses

33 Total Credits Required All course are available online.


Foundation Core Required Courses (15 credits, each course is 3 credits unless noted otherwise)

  • ASTE/FCSE 6140 – Reading and Applying Research (Sp even)
  • ASTE/TEE 6150 – Assessment and Evaluation (F odd)
  • ASTE 6160 – Foundations of Adult Education (F even)
  • ASTE/FCSE 6300 – Advanced Teaching Strategies (Sp odd)

Elective Courses

  • ASTE 6220 – Volunteer Programs and Partnerships (Su even)*
  • ASTE/FCSE 6380 – Mentoring and Supervision (F odd)
  • ASTE/FCSE 6320 – Classroom Management (F even)
  • ASTE/TEE 6910 – Experimental Laboratory (F even)
  • ASTE/FCSE 6900 – Graduate Independent Study (1-4 credits, F, Sp, Su: online, a Graduate Independent Form must be submitted and approved)
  • ASTE 6350 – Safety and Risk Management (Su Odd)*
  • ASTE 6460 – Integrating CTE Curriculum with STEM (Sp odd)
  • ASTE 7500 – Diffusion of Innovations (Sp even)

    This degree program requires 33 credits for completion; students should thoughtfully consider their area of emphasis and then along with their committee, select courses that reflect their emphasis area. Courses from other departments not listed above may be part of a program of study. This degree has been designed to be completed online, but with the approval of the advisory committee, students may take other online broadcast, or on campus courses. Additional fees or tuition may be applied.


Emphasis Options

Educational Leadership (12 credits, each course is 3 credits)**:Requires approval from your Supervisory Committee Chair.
ASTE/FCSE 6380 – Mentoring and Supervision (F odd)
TEAL 6740 – School Law (F, Sp)
TEAL 6500 – School Finance (F, Sp)
TEAL 6090 – Theories of Organizational Leadership in Education (F, Sp)
 
Nonformal and Adult Education (9 credits, each course is 3 credits)*
ASTE 6200 – Principles and Practices of Extension Education (broadcast – Sp odd)
ASTE 6220 – Volunteer Programs and Partnerships (Su even)
ASTE 6350 – Safety and Risk Management (Su odd)
ASTE 7500 – Diffusion of Innovations (Sp even)
ASTE 6170 Program Evaluation (Su odd; Prerequisite: ASTE 6100, ASTE 6140, TEE 6750, or STAT 5200)*
 
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (9 credits, each course is 3 credits)
ASTE/TEE 6910 – Experimental Laboratory (F even)
ASTE 6460 – Integrating CTE Curriculum with STEM Content (Sp odd)
ITLS 6105 – Distance Learning Tools (Su)
ITLS 6205 – Computer Application Instruction and Training (F, Sp, Su)
ITLS 6245 – Interactive Multimedia Production (Sp, Su)
ITLS 6265 – Internet Development (F, Sp, Su)
ITLS 6540 – ITLS Foundations (F)

         Additional 6000 level and above online courses may be approved. Check for courses on online.usu.edu.

* These summer courses are taught in the first 7-week summer session, be sure to check the USU calendar for beginning and end dates.
**Additional Coursework (five more courses) required for administrative certificate


Program of Study

The Program of Study (PoS) constitutes a contract between the student, the committee, and the School of Graduate Studies regarding what courses a student will take for completion of his or her degree program requirements. Complete instructions can be found the School of Graduate Studies website. The Program of Study form is completed in DegreeWorks (a link on your myUSU page) and must be completed and submitted to the GPC (LaZell Allen), per the instructions prior to the end of the second semester.

Professional Degree Checklist
The Master's Plan C & Professional Degree Checklist (on the School of Graduate Studies website) should be reviewed as you begin your degree, and again when you near completion. This list will ensure your progression toward graduation.

Graduate Student General Information
Students enrolled in the CTE M.Ed. program should familiarize themselves with the Graduate General Regulations (course level approvals, grade/credit acceptability, continuous registration fees, leave of absence, etc.)