Graduate Bulletin

Education/Career and Technical Education, M.S.Ed.

Certificate in Business Education

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 1

Applications are processed together after the deadline date.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom:  Letters of recommendation should be obtained from former and current professors who can provide insight into the applicant's abilities and talents and can comment on the applicant's aptitude for graduate study. If already working in the field, the applicant may include letters from professional colleagues.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and/or initial teacher certification in one of the following content areas or a related discipline:  agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, industrial education, marketing education, or technology or technical education.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should indicate your goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree and advanced certification in the content area for which you are applying. The statement should also include the following elements:  your specific interest in Temple’s program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required. It is expected that the scores will generally be at or above the 50th percentile. 

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 79 iBT or 550 PBT.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses (15 s.h.)

EDUC 5254:  Characteristics of Computer-Based Instruction

EDUC 8251:  Teacher Development: The Reflective Teacher

EDUC 8252:  Cultural Diversity and Learning Styles

EDUC 8289:  Capstone Seminar in Current Issues

EPSY 5529:  Tests and Measurements

Specialization Courses (6 s.h.)

CTE 8501:  Curriculum Development for Programs of Study in Career and Technical Education

CTE 8507:  The Role of Career and Technical Education in Workforce and Economic Development

Electives (9 s.h.) are determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

None.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/cte/programs/msed/index.html

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122

joseph.haviland@temple.edu

215-204-8001

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Gwen Miller

gmiller@temple.edu

215-204-6387

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Joseph Haviland

joseph.haviland@temple.edu

215- 204-1197

Chairperson: 

Dr. Catherine Schifter

edcite@temple.edu

215-204-2296

About the Program

The M.S.Ed. with a concentration in Career and Technical Education is viewed as an advanced degree for career and technical educators, work-force development professionals, and technical trainers in business and industry. Candidates with teaching backgrounds are expected to hold initial certification in their specialty area (e.g., agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, industrial education, marketing education, and technology or technical education).  Advanced and specialist certificates for career and technical education in business education, industrial education, and marketing education are available through this program.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main

Some elective courses are offered at the Ambler, Harrisburg, and Center City campuses.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester) through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122

joseph.haviland@temple.edu

215-204-8001

Interdisciplinary Study:

No.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization:

Specialization is in the fields of agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, industrial education, marketing education, and technology or technical education.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically continue in their established career paths as career and technical educators, work-force development professionals, and technical trainers in business and industry.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the degree program.

Financing Opportunities

Although some limited funding opportunities are available, assistantships are generally offered to doctoral-level students.

Created 3.19.13